This summer, young people and staff from our Wings Notts School took a trip over to France to visit Paris and Disney Land. The week was very successful and the young people had a fantastic time. The staff team all worked incredibly hard to make the trip such a success. The young people really did have an unforgettable experience…………….
The trip started with a coach journey to from Wings School to Dover, the journey was filled with excitement, games, activities and quiz’s to occupy excited minds. On arriving at Dover, the coach was placed on the ferry immediately and everyone went up to the top deck to get a view of the Ferry leaving England and starting its journey to Calais, France.
The first day began with an early start because a day in Paris seeing all of the local sites was arranged. All of the young people were excited for the day and had already planned what they wanted to take pictures of and see.
The first item on the itinerary was a river cruise through the centre of Paris on the River Sienne. This enabled the young people to see monuments such as The Eiffel Tower, Le Grand Palais, Le Louvre and Notre Dame. After seeing it from a distance, The Eiffel Tower was the next stop. The young people were amazed by the 324 metre iron giant and spent time having a picnic at the base of it.
After several pictures and a walk around the local stalls, the next stop was the Arc de Triomphe after a walk down the Champs Eylysees.
The following two days were spent in Disney Land! This included heart pumping adrenaline rides, meeting Disney characters for autographs, stunt shows and the famous Disney parade!
The final chapter began with a visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral and a walk around the Latin Quarter of Paris trying on berets and tasting Macaroons. It was then time for the long awaited ‘Award Ceremony’; Prizes and certificates were give out to the young people for achievements such as, selfie of the week, best French speaker, bravest young person, longest time taken to get ready and many more.
Staff also received awards for several achievements such as best dressed, boosting morale, worst navigators, best trousers and ‘Grafter’ of the week. The ‘Grafter’ of the week winner was also given a beret that had to be worn for the remainder of the journey.
After an action packed week full of memories that will last a lifetime all young people settled down for the return journey with the channel tunnel being the last experience on the list.
The week has been an epic one. Full of smiles, laughter and fear conquering moments. What a fantastic opportunity!