Septième voyage en Angleterre, organisé par Madame CODO, accompagnée de Monsieur ELKHADRAOUI et de Madame VETTER
Our journey started with the group meeting at Gare Du Nord early in the morning. Most of us were really excited because it was their first time going to England. For those who had been there before they were really just happy to go back.
The teachers told us to get ready and right after we were boarding on the train that will take us to London St Pancras. On the train we shoot a few interviews with some of the students,asking them their impressions, expectations,… After a ride that lasted an hour and a half we finally arrived.
We had a quick lunch break then got back on the road for Brighton this time. We were on that train for an hour and a half and around 2:30 pm we made it to Portslade where we met up with a cricket coach that introduced us to cricket ! We had to walk all the way up to the park with our suitcases which seemed to be a really long and troublesome trip. Still, our group had fun playing the British sport until 6pm.
Finally, our host families came to pick us up. We were all exhausted and more than for the day to end.
-Angelique Kilic,TL, March 27. 2018
Back to Paris/ Pantin
These 5 days in England were unforgettable and absolutely amazing. I really loved the trip, discovered a new country, leaving France.
Actually it was a real culture shock.
We visited a lot of places such as new cities Brighton, London and Portsmouth, monuments and other touristic sites: The Tower of London, Tate Modern, The Royal Pavillon, Brighton Pier, Churchill Square, Covent Garden, Portsmouth Museum, HMS Victory … And mind you! We got our kicks under the rain pouring on us!!
Our host families were kind and welcoming. The food was … I would not say delicious but good.
Anyway, I thank the three teachers for this trip and the other students for having a lot of fun with them.
Some advice to students who want to travel in England, especially in London:
Firstly, you need money. England is very expensive but really expensive.
Secondly to communicate with an English-born, revise your vocabulary.
Abigail MARTIN, 1L
Pour la sixième année, Madame CODO, professeure d’anglais, a organisé un voyage en Angleterre, du 27 au 31 mars 2017.
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Our trip started at Gare du Nord where all of the students met up early in the morning. The teachers talked to us and we got on the train at nine. Everybody was either happy and/or excited, even for those who had been to England before. We all had high hopes for what our trip was going to be. It took us about two hours to get to St Pancras and fifteen minutes more to get to the British museum.
Once we were there, we had a treasure hunt to do. Mrs Codo and Mr Remaggi gave us a booklet with information and indications to help us find the “treasures” we needed to hunt down. Everybody split up in groups and went around the museum looking around. We had about an hour for our hunt and when we were done we all met up in the main hall. We had time to eat at noon and answer the questions in our booklets before taking the bus again and heading to Camden Town/Market. It took us a few minutes to get there from the British museum and it was amazing. When we were passing by the Chalk farm Road, we were all amazed by the originality of the shops we saw. Our teachers gave us an hour to visit the place and some of us even got to do some shopping. Once again, we split up in groups and went around the market. We had to walk since all the shops are all right next to each other. By the end we were all very happy with what we had done, bought or ate. However some of the students were disappointed by the fact that some of the stuff they wanted to buy was either too expensive or not exactly what they expected.
Our first day in London was over. We finally got to rest when we got to the bus and went to our host families.
Angélique KILIC, 1L2.