What an accolade! Add to this the congratulatory comments we received from the Bateau Mouche Guide – he was extremely impressed with the behaviour of our students on the boat, and the praise from the L’Orangerie Guide – she complimented staff on the behaviour and attention of the group.  Aren’t our students wonderful?

We had an uneventful trip back to the Channel Tunnel Terminal, just managing a quick stop at the Cite Europe for those last minute smelly cheeses – I hope Jade’s gran liked hers!  Just before we were loaded onto the train which took us through the tunnel and back home, we had a little prizegiving ceremony.  All the group deserve a mention for their excellent timekeeping and for getting up at ungodly hours without moaning.  They were cheerful and enthusiastic even in unusual circumstances such as standing next to smelly tramps on the metro or rising hundreds of feet diagonally in a lift. 

The following people had a special mention:

Sophie A and Francesca for the town trail round Brie Compte Robert which they completed in French.

Irene, James and Jake for the town trail – English version.

Kirsten, Ayisha and Jasmine town trail overall.

Lisa did the best workbook with 48 marks and John was a close second with 47 marks.

James also impressed us with courage and fortitude in coping with a very bruised foot and also for looking very French!

Jake conquered his nerves and managed to climb the trapeze pole, stand on top, then leap.  The photo is amazing!  Sarah also conquered fear and trepidation on the trapeze.  Once we had persuaded her to “just climb the ladder” she did not stop, but climbed smoothly to the top and jumped.

Many other people showed great courage that day – we were proud of them all for pushing themselves to the limit.

Mme Coin’s group of girls were friendly and eager to speak French and deserve mention for their survey and buying the Metro tickets – well done Chelsea and Josephine.

For sheer Joie de Vivre all week Janine was voted the winner by all the teachers.

All the students were a credit to themselves, their parents and Harrow Way.