On 21st April, 107 TY students and 10 teachers set off on their school tour to Paris. The students were looking forward to a fun filled itinerary over four days in Paris.
On arrival in Paris, the group headed directly to the arty area of Montmartre, where they visited the impressive Sacre Coeur. This was followed in the afternoon by a very pleasant boat ride on the famous Bateaux Mouche, where students could see all the amazing buildings from the river, the Notre Dame Cathedrale, the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides to name but a few.
On day 2 the excitement continued. After an early morning start the group headed for the Stade de France, where they enjoyed a guided tour of the stadium, the changing rooms, and were brought pitch side through the players tunnel. Definitely a highlight for some of our students.
This was followed by a guided bus tour of the city.
Day 3 was the main attraction for many of our students, a full day out in Disneyland Paris and Disney studios. Throughout the day, the students and teachers faced their fears, and tried out many of the exciting rides in both parks.
On our final day, we visited Les Invalides, the military museum in Paris, and Napolean’s burial site. Afterwards the entire group went to the top of the Montparnasse Tower where there were fabulous views of the city. And finally, the group headed to the airport for their return flight to Dublin.
The annual TY trip is an important part of the TY programme, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who participated. Many thanks to Ms Ward and Ms L Costello for organising it, and for all the teachers- Ms Phelan, Ms Kennedy, Ms. E Costello, Ms K McCormack, Mr Traynor, Mr Kelly, Mr Flanagan and Mr Bracken, for volunteering to travel.