Travel and Leisure Paris Trip is a Huge Success!
Forty Year 12 and Year 13 Travel & Tourism and Leisure Studies students enjoyed a really successful residential to Paris in March - an experience they all valued and will never forget.
Traveling from Manchester Piccadilly by tilting train, Eurostar and the TGV train service in France gave students an excellent insight into the different transport methods that can be used to reach destinations. Also, using the Metro service in Paris was an unforgettable experience!
During their stay the students visited a range of tourism and leisure attractions in the area, including both Disney parks, the Eiffel Tower, a boat trip down the Seine and a tour of the Stade de France football stadium. This gave them a valuable insight into the travel, tourism and leisure industry and the attractions available in one of the most vibrant capital cities in the world. And, to make things even better, the sun shone throughout their stay!
Particular highlights of the trip were the Disney Parade, all the theme park rides, the Eiffel Tower and the views from the top. Everyone had the chance to experience Disney magic and the trip has inspired many of the students to travel and work abroad at the end of their college or university courses.
Karen Brown, Travel & Tourism tutor said “We had a brilliant trip and the students were all great ambassadors for the College and their courses. They learnt a lot about the French culture, language, way of life and the history of the country while visiting some fantastic sights and also built a great rapport with each other and the tutors who accompanied them. We couldn’t have wished for a better trip.”
Paris Student Comments
Rebecca Schofield – It was good spending the days in the park and going into Paris. The hotel, the group and the teachers were really great as well.
Vickie Sherrington – Great choice of teachers. The parks were great to walk around. I had fun with the group and got on with everyone. Going up the Eiffel Tower by the stairs nearly killed me, but it was well worth it and I loved the view J
Caitlin Lennox – The day in Paris was really good, experiencing going up the Eiffel Tower was amazing. The choice of teachers was good and it was nice to meet and start talking to new people.
Jessica McDowall and Chloe Barlow – It was amazing! We had a brilliant time especially in Disneyland and we met some amazing people, including the teachers.
Lucy Beever and Hannah Phoenix – Paris was brilliant. We really enjoyed Disneyland and we met some great people. Please can we go again?
Annabelle Memory – Paris was really good, the hotel, park and going into Paris was nice and it was great to meet new people.
Alex Collinge and Sophie Milligan – We had an amazing time in Paris. The Disney parks were a lot of fun, we met a lot of great people both teachers and students who made the trip a lot of fun.
Leanne Ashley – IT WAS AMAZING!! I had such a good time, met some amazing people. It was truly unforgettable J Disneyland was brilliant and I will never forget it. P.S Best teachers I have ever met, take me back now!! J
Emma Bourne – Well it really is the city of love. I fell in love with everything. The time was so short but so fun filled. I loved learning about the local culture, sights, language and different ways of life. The time went so fast but the memories will last forever. An unforgettable experience J
Rachel Howarth – Paris was amazing, words cannot describe it. You had to be there. The Eiffel Tower was incredible. I saw some amazing views and sights but Disneyland was magical and I have memories that will last forever.
Hannah Jones – It was a really good experience, met some really nice people and the teachers were brilliant. Paris was amazing. I didn’t want to leave, just a shame about the French people that were there – they were rude!! Fantastic trip J
Michael McGuirk – Had a great time, met some great people and I just had an excellent time from start to finish.
Ben Ashley – Had an amazing time, with amazing friends. Everyone was really happy and jolly and I am looking forward to the next residential.
Cindy Cheung – Was fantastic and fun. Everyone was nice and friendly. Can’t wait for the next trip.
Emily Shaw – OMG! I had one of the best experiences of my life! The people, the parks and the teachers were all amazing. I learnt so much on the trip and it was great to experience a different culture. I want to go back J
Carrisa Armstrong and Ella Regan – It was a good experience. Weather was nice. Disneyland was good, good set of teachers but there was a lot of travelling. However, we had a great time.
Charlotte Dawes – Great time and Disneyland was good J
Emily Dawes – Had a really good time and the weather was really good but there was a lot of travelling.
Daniel Johnson – Had a great week in Paris.
Georgia Preston – Weather was really nice and it was great to see Paris.
Danielle Wood – Had a brilliant time and I miss it already J
Laura Holmes – I had a brilliant time. Weather was great and so was the accommodation. P.S. Great choice of teachers.
Daniel Merrington – It was amazing. Loved every minute of it. Would love to go back any day. Teachers did a great job ensuring our safety and that it was pleasurable.
Louis Galbraith – It was an amazing experience. I had such a fun time. It is definitely something that I will never forget. I got really close to the teachers and made some new mates. It was fantastic.
Jack Leigh – It was one of the best trips I have ever been on. Definitely in my top five. Only bad point was losing my Mickey Mouse balloon. Met loads of new people and had a top time with all the teachers. Thanks for a banging time!!! J
Jess Cooke – It was a really good trip and a good experience being with everyone. It was good seeing a lot of sights and it was well worth the money.
Louis Babington – It was an amazing experience and it gave us the chance to visit some brilliant sights. The trip gave us a chance to meet new people, learn and experience new cultures and bond together. It brought people together who didn’t know each other and was an amazing visit. I had an excellent time.
Rhys Roberts – It was a brilliant experience and it was a great chance to meet a lot of new people. We got to see some of the world’s greatest buildings and sights and everyone who went had a brilliant time.
Charlie Deaton – Was brilliant!! Enjoyed every minute of the trip. Met some really nice people, enjoyed some amazing sights that I have always wanted to see and experienced pure nostalgia in Disneyland. Top trip J
Luke Pogorzelec – I would recommend going to Paris again as the trip was exciting and we had lots to do like visiting Eiffel Tower, Stade de France and cruising down the River Seine. The tower was good and I would do it again. The teachers were brilliant for keeping everyone motivated. I would go again next year, great trip J
Matthew Jones – The trip to Paris was a quality and exciting trip. I would definitely recommend a residential to the other students who didn’t go. It also helped in learning a little about a different culture as well as this we met new friends which helped the trip to be as good as it was. If I could, I would do it again tomorrow J
Cheryl Percival – I would strongly recommend this trip to anyone. I had an amazing time and thought our time spent there was well organised. The activities that we did were very interesting and enjoyable. An amazing trip – brilliant J
Lauren Gibbons – I thought the trip was a really good experience as I saw a lot of things that I never would have. We had free time to do what we wanted and all the teachers made it fun and I met a lot of new people J