Paris Trip 2015


During May half term holiday 5 teachers took 40 students away to PGL Chateau de Grande Romaine near Paris.  Students spent time in central Paris sight seeing, relaxing on a river boat tour on the Seine and visiting the Aquaboulevard water park.  The itinerary had included a visit to Parc Asterix but due to a PGL administrative error (the park was closed!) we were redirected to Disneyland Paris.  Finally students visited Carrefour hypermarket on the way back to the UK.

Students gained first hand exposure to French culture and language, and were ambitious to use the French they had learned in the classroom.  All the students were a credit to Brakenhale and were model students.

Students standing on Montparnasse Tower Students standing on Montparnasse Tower

We received praise from both the PGL staff and our coach driver Pete about the high level of positivity displayed by our Brakenhale students.

“I was the coach driver that took the Years 8-9 to Paris last week. May I say that they were one of the best groups I have taken away; I did not have to worry about them messing around or not wearing seat belts. They were all very clean and tidy. They are such an outstanding credit to your school


It makes my job as a coach driver nice when you have such a group as yours, and the teachers were excellent. It was very well organised. A massive thank you to them all for such a pleasurable trip.”


Coach Driver


“I just wanted to thank you and all the staff that attended the recent Paris trip.


My daughter had an amazing time and particularly enjoyed the PGL error with booking the Asterix theme park 🙂


What the school have given her is a truly memorable experience, which she thoroughly enjoyed with her friends and I believe these memories will last her a lifetime. Thank you.”




“We just wanted to extend our thanks for your leadership of the recent Brakenhale trip to Paris. Our daughter had an amazing time – scoring it 420/10!!! She has not stopped talking since she got home, telling us every second of what you all did.


I know these things take a lot of organisation and are not easy for staff to run, so please pass on a BIG thank you to all the teachers who accompanied you.”