After the disappointment of the England loss the night before, there was an air of excitement as we all gathered for breakfast on our final morning. Our destination for today was Disneyland Paris.
We set off and arrived at the park at approximately 10am. There were lots of gasps, and faces in awe, as we entered the park. After a short briefing, everyone went off to explore the rides of Disney Studios. Most headed for the Tower of Terror first, followed by rides such as Rockin Rollercoaster, Crushes Coaster, and The Ratatouille Adventure, with lots of the students overcoming fears of heights and speed to go on the rides.
After a brief stop for lunch, we made our way to the sister park, Disneyland Park. Here, you got a real sense of Disney, with the amazing Magic Kingdom castle towering over the park. Students were once again given a briefing and sent off to enjoy rides such as Indiana Jones, Hyperspace Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain. A lot of the students took this opportunity to explore some of the shops and buy souvenirs, gifts and mementos of their trip. At least 15 sets of Minnie Ears were counted on the bus later.
After a long day we returned to the bus to start our journey home. At this point, Leah Littleford took the microphone at the front and gave an excellent speech thanking both our bus driver Paul and Mrs Appleby, and presenting them with some gifts of appreciation. We set off on our way, and after a long and tiresome drive, arrived back at school at 6am.
We have all had a wonderful trip and a massive thankyou must go to Mrs Navarro, Mrs Cooper and Mr Tonks for their support on the trip, our bus driver Paul for his excellent driving skills and patience, Mrs Appleby for organising the whole trip and ensuring everyone had a great time, and finally to all of the students for the way they represented the school and behaved throughout the trip!