French experience that was just action-packed
ARTHUR SUMMERS, a year 10 pupil, aged 14, who goes to Chesham Grammar School went on a French Exchange. He sent us his report
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THIRTY-SIX lucky pupils from Chesham Grammar School recently set off for France filled with a mixture of excitement and nervousness.
For lots of us, this was the first time we had been to stay with another family that we didn’t know, and so we were all a bit anxious.
However, as we got out of the baggage collection area we were greeted cheerfully by our French exchange partners who all had balloons with our names on them. This washed our fears away and filled us with confidence as we set off with our families.
For the first couple of days we stayed at home so that we could get to know our families and then on Monday we went off to experience French school. Lots of the lessons were quite confusing because they were in French, however it was very interesting to experience a day in a French school.
On Tuesday we went to a city called Arles, which was an hour away. Here we saw the Arles Amphitheatre which was an incredible sight to see.
After that we were given some free time to go and explore the town which meant we had a chance to cool off and relax – the weather was hot and sunny – quite a difference.
On the Wednesday we went into Aix en Provence which was the town where we were staying. It was a beautiful town with tall fountains and pretty shops and so, after an
TAKING A BREAK: excellent tour we were allowed to go and explore the town to buy gifts for our families.
The Thursday followed in a similar fashion. We revisited Aix en Provence to see the market and then spent the afternoon with our partners in school. Then on the Friday we went up to Marseille, which is very close to Aix en Provence.
Here we saw a great cathedral with decorative walls and ceilings. We admired the outside of a new modern museum and we walked across a black bridge to a fort. We had a tour of the city and did a lot of walking. As you can probably tell this was quite an action-packed day and so, when we got back to the coaches, we were all exhausted.
I really enjoyed my week and if offered the opportunity again, would most definitely be willing to go.
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Thirty-six pupils from Chesham Grammar School recently went on a French exchange trip to France