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ACS Egham students experience French culture with trip to Paris

Published Thursday 22nd of May 2014 12:40:12 PM

Over fifty students from ACS Egham recently visited Paris on a five-day trip to develop their academic and cultural integration skills.

Grade eight students, aged 14 to 15 years old, travelled to Paris where they stayed at the Chateau de Grande-Romaine alongside pupils from International Schools from across Europe.

Whilst visiting Paris the students took part in a range of activities including visits to the Eiffel Tower, the Stade de France and even a day trip to Disneyland Paris.

All of these activities were aimed towards furthering the students practical understanding of academic subjects that they study on the International Baccalaureate programme. For example whilst visiting the Eiffel Tower the students were required to apply their trigonometry skills by using a clinometer to measure the angle and slope of the structure.

As well as engaging with academic subjects, the students were also required to develop their social skills and demonstrate cultural appreciation. A key aspect of this was to engage with the surrounding culture and speak French wherever possible.

Bill Roach, ACS Egham teacher and trip leader, commented:

'The trip to Paris was a great experience for the students and allowed them to socialise with a range of people from a variety of backgrounds. As well as developing their social skills and cultural appreciation, the trip brought to life many topics covered in class, giving them a more practical understanding.'
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