At 6.30am on Friday 21 April, while others were still sleeping, 18 pupils from Arden were heading off for a weekend stay in Paris! Our voyage to the campus was reached after a slow ferry ride and a nine hour coach journey, which meant we were all exhausted when we arrived at the newly-built campus at 7.00pm. After dinner we went straight to bed, all buzzing with the thought of a day in Disneyland Paris the next day!
When we were on our way to Disneyland, I don't think I've ever been more excited! On reaching the park, I found it was just as I imagined. The whirling noise and flashing lights tempted us all as we queued up to ride on the spectacular amusements. After around three hours in Disneyland, we moved onto another part of the park; The Walt Disney Studios, home of the famous Hollywood Tower. Another three hours at the park and we were loaded with souvenirs, our knees were shaking from the exhilarating rides and we were still looking back on the fabulous â€˜Wild West Dinner Show' which featured live bulls and horses!
The next day we visited the main monuments and centre of Paris. Firstly our coach pulled up at the immense â€˜Stade de France' which was the stadium used for the 2006 Football World Cup. Afterwards, we visited the religious Sacre Coeur and Monmatre, where I got my portrait done as there were loads of artists. We then went on a boat tour on the River Seine throughout Paris where we saw all the historic museums and bridges as well as the Louvre (which we went inside). I got to see the Mona Lisa, which was a big honour for me as I'd been longing to see it forever! We didn't get to go up the Eiffel Tower but we did get a view from the tallest building in Paris, which overlooked almost the entire city. It was the perfect end to the perfect weekend.
Emily Cray 8E