French Exchange students report on an exciting trip to Lyon
On Saturday16th March, twenty two students across Years 8 to 13 travelled to France as part of the school's French Exchange programme. The aim of the trip was to improve our French by staying with a French family and go on various activities around Lyon.
We arrived in sunny Lyon where we met our correspondents and their families at the airport. As soon as we met them, we departed and stayed with them for the weekend. Sunday was a free day where we were able to spend the day with our families. The families had organised a wide range of activities for each of us. Some went to the zoo, others went shopping in town.
An itinerary had been created for the whole week, which was full of fun activities. On Monday, we went to Fourvière, the Musée des miniatures et du cinema, and we also visited the Vieux Lyon. We especially liked Fourvière (a hill facing the city) because we got to go on a tram going up and the view from the hill was amazing. The next day, we went to two museums, the Musée des Confluences and the Centre d’histoire de la résistance et de la deportation. Another brilliant part of the trip was our visit to Les Halles Paul Bocuse, where we got to try lots of different French food and Lyon specialties. We even tried snails!
On Friday, we had to follow our correspondents around their school. We had many subjects to study, eight lessons in all! We had a great time! Some teachers asked us to introduce ourselves and talk about England in front of the class.
Overall it was a fantastic week and we would recommend it to anyone! At the end of our exchange, many families invited us for a future stay in France. Also, during the week Miss Massé bought us ice creams, book marks, notebooks and snails! We really had an amazing week in France!
Reported by Mathilda and Sophie