London-Paris 2016

Update 17 June 2016:

One week to go until we depart from Edinburgh Waverley! Keep checking this page for regular updates.

Update 23 March 2016:

An update has been emailed to all parents/carers and a letter issued to those without email access.

Update 5 October 2015:

I hope to communicate the majority of updates for the London/Paris trip via email as we countdown to our departure next June.

Firstly, I wanted to let you know that payments can now be made using the East Lothian Council website. After clicking on ‘Pay for it’ and selecting High School Payments, the form can then be completed using the school reference L/PARIS.

The payment schedule for the remaining payments is as follows:

Friday 9th October 2015                £100

Friday 20 November 2015           £100

Friday 12 February 2016             £100

Friday 22 April 2016                    £150

Additionally, if your child does not already have a passport, please ensure that you begin the process of applying for this as soon as possible. This can be done via https://www.gov.uk/get-a-child-passport

Your child will also require a European Health Insurance Card. This is free and can be obtained via https://www.gov.uk/european-health-insurance-card

We will collect in both the passport and EHIC card nearer the time of our departure.

I will be in touch again with further details of our itinerary and a kit list in the new year but please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any other queries.

Update 31 March 2015:

Letters offering places to students have now been issued. Please return completed consent forms to Mr MacLean. The deposit should be paid to Mrs Arthur, in the school office, on Friday 24 April.

Update 23 March 2015:

Click to view the Information letter issued on March 23.

In June 2016, Ross High School will be offering fifty pupils an exciting cultural opportunity to visit the cities of London and Paris under the guided supervision of English, Art and French teachers. This trip will give pupils the opportunity to develop both their social and cultural skills.

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Running from Friday 24 June to Thursday 30 June, students will travel by train to London, then onwards to Paris by Eurostar. Living together out of backpacks, working as a team and navigating their way around two of Europe’s most vibrant cites pupils will grow in confidence. We also hope to allow them to experience a range of culinary delicacies, such as frogs’ legs and snails, whilst conversing in a foreign language.

In London, pupils will visit attractions such as Shakespeare’s Globe theatre (where they will watch a play), BBC Broadcasting House, the Tate Modern gallery, Warner Bros. Studios, Covent Garden and Oxford Street. Whilst in Paris, students will visit the Musée de Louvre, Tower Montparnasse, the catacombs and also see many of the city’s famous landmarks as they navigate the Paris metro. The Paris leg of the journey will end at the Disneyland Paris theme parks, although this should not be the foremost reason for going. Students will be provided with an art pack containing a scrapbook to record their experiences. The exact schedule will be confirmed closer to departure. A meeting will also be organised with parents, to talk through logistics, in the months leading up to the trip. Learning in English, Art and French will enhance this experience, bringing theory and stories to life.

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