By: Kit Kerekes (17)
During April break, Mr. Nicholas and Mr. Roets led a school trip of 11 students around London and Paris. Along with groups from a Connecticut CREC school and a school from Chicago, students visited several tourist points.
Famous sites visited in England included Big Ben, London Eye, London Bridge, Tower of London, Oxford, Stratford, Windsor Castle, Saint Paul’s Cathedral, and Buckingham Palace. Famous sites in France include the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Montmartre, and the Louvre.
Several students say that their favorite part of the trip was the tour guide, Scarlet. Scarlet was born and raised in southern England which gives her knowledge about the big city, London. In January, she moved to Paris for better connections in her profession of true love, acting.
On the sixth day of the trip, after spending five days in London and one day in Paris, several students said that if asked to choose between the two famous cities, they would choose London due to how clean it is and due to its amazing ancient architecture.
However, after their last night in Montmartre, Paris, which is the artsy district, many of those students who chose London over Paris grew to appreciate how beautiful and amazing Paris really is. One student, senior Kaity Irace, when asked to describe her favorite part of the trip said that her favorite part was Montmartre because, “it was exactly as I pictured Paris to be, like the music, the food, the shops, and everything. It was the perfect atmosphere.”
Another student, junior Alison Fitzpatrick, said that her favorite part of the trip was, “Tea time cause I’m like obsessed with tea so to go to an English tea room and sit down and have tea and scones was seriously such a cool experience.”
Senior Sam Urban also described her favorite part as, “The London eye because it was dark and all the lights were on the city and it just felt like a classic London experience especially because you could see Big Ben and you’re literally in the London eye which is such a widely known landmark of London.”
Take a look at some of the photos below.