Thirty lucky pupils from New Mills Primary School got to experience the culture of Paris on a school trip in July. It all started when the Year 6 pupils (when in Year 5) were given a piece of homework to find out how much it would cost for the class to visit Paris. Surprisingly, they discovered that the cost wasn’t that much more than the residential to Lea Green! The next task was a piece of persuasive writing convincing Miss Whetstone that we should be able to go! After reading some of these out in assembly, Miss Whetstone said, “I’m not saying no!”
A little research later and the possibility became reality with thirty children signed up! On 9th July, eighteen Year 6 pupils, seven Year 5s and five Year 4s excitedly met at midnight to board a luxury coach to Dover! Four fun-packed days followed…they visited Sacre Coeur, the Eiffel Tower, Le Louvre, the palace of Versailles, went to the top of the Montparnasse Tower, cruised along the River Seine, appeared on CBBC Newsround, watched France win the semi final of the World Cup and supported England magnificently in their semi final defeat. Above all, they consistently demonstrated their exemplary behaviour and attitude to the accompanying staff!
Thirty very tired but elated children arrived back in New Mills on 12th July, ready to share their experiences with family and friends.
The trip was a dream come true and hopes to be repeated in 2020!