Music Tour To Paris, July 2016

On Wednesday 06 July; 34 Students from Years 7-13 travelled to Paris in France accompanied by Mr Bowden, Miss Hadok-Quadrio & Miss Monaghan.

After a relatively short journey, we arrived on Wednesday afternoon at Parc Georges-Brassen, a public park located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris in preparation for our first concert of our visit.

At 5.30pm to an ever-increasing audience, we gave our first concert with performances from our Samba Band, Jazz Band, Choir and individual soloists.

On day 2, the sun was shining and we started our day with a visit to the Sacre-Coeur and Montmartre. We then travelled to the Louvre shopping centre with an opportunity to see some of the sights on the way and to see the inverted roof, a smaller version of the glass pyramid from road level.

After lunch we then travelled on to Jardin D’acclimatation, a children’s amusement park, the location of our second and final concert of our tour to Paris.

Once we had concluded the concert, we then headed to the Montparnasse Tower and to the panoramic observation deck, which with the weather as it was, 28 degrees and not a cloud in the sky, was an excellent opportunity to view the Eiffel Tower and other major attractions across the Paris skyline.

On day 3, we spent the day at Disneyland Paris, a welcome reward for all the hard work the students had put in both preparing for and presenting the concerts during our visit.

All had a very enjoyable day, with very short queuing times; there were multiple visits by students to rides including Indiana Jones and Space Mountain. Finished nicely with an opportunity watch the daily parade before we returned to our hotel for the evening.

On the final day of our tour, we had one excursion taking a river cruise along the seine, an opportunity to see the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and Louvre (amongst others) one last time before we headed home.

A big thank-you and well done from Mr Bowden to all the students and staff, for an amazing week! We could not have taken a nicer group of students who presented two excellent concerts and enjoyed every moment of our time away.