The trip began with an unexpectedly long wait at school. Apparently we are not the only Dane Court School (but of course we are the best). Trevor, the driver, unfortunately chose to pay a visit to Dane Court in Surrey. This obviously created a domino effect making us late for the ferry. But all was not lost! It only gave us another tale to tell.
After arriving in France, the day was jam-packed with pre-planned activity. Commencing with a trip to Berck-sur-mer and a charming little sweet shop where we witnessed first-hand the art of candy making, from the owner himself. He is the third generation making candy at Berck.
45 sixth form students and staff visited the European Parliament in Brussels on 4 December as guests of Catherine Bearder MEP. As well as meeting Catherine, they also met Bill Newton Dunn, MEP for the East Midlands. They asked questions about and discussed at length a number of political issues including why young people don't vote and whether Scotland will be able to join the EU if they vote no in the forthcoming independence referendum. The trip ended with the students visiting the Grand Place and Christmas market in Brussels centre.
Year nine students who participated in the week-long visit to Kent County Council's outdoor education centre have just returned; tired but happy.
As part of the week's activities they maintained a daily blog for each group.
Details of their adventures, including many more photos, can be found here.
Year 9 student Kirstie Higbee and Tim Norman report on Dane Court's ski trip to the Pila A'osta Valley which took place during the Easter holiday:
The trip started out at 5:00pm on a sunny Saturday. The coach arrived, later than everyone else; thankfully Miss Brears had arrived already! We loaded our suitcases onboard and told the parents to evacuate! (because we had to shut the gates after us) and as the coach left the premises all the parents cheered.