EAL students in Grade 6-10 encounter one of English literature's most iconic characters, Sherlock Holmes, though they didn't go quite as far as Baker Street, London.
Each year, the International School of Paris organises more than 100 field trips. Many of the field trips take place during the school day, as part of the regular class work. The local visits to museums, parks, organizations and companies, as well as walks within specific areas of Paris are designed to enrich the students' learning.
In addition to the local visits, we organize overnight trips to various destinations in France. These field trips offer students experiential learning opportunities, providing them with activities in environments that are rich in nature and history. During these longer field trips, students also get an opportunity to get to know each other better, and to bond as a class. The overnight field trips typically take place at the beginning of the year for Grades 5-10, and in the spring for Grade 4.
The students have additional opportunities to go on field trips as part of our Extended Curriculum Activities, both in the local community, elsewhere in France, and throughout Europe. In addition to sports tournaments, ISP students travel to various academic competitions ranging from mathematics to debate, to theater workshops and Model United Nations conferences, to name just a few.
Last but not least, the school also organizes an annual ski trip, as well as a trip to Spain, to give students opportunities to learn about world at large.
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ISP's Spanish students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 recently took a short trip to Paris' Grand Palais to see the "Mexique (1990–1950)" exhibition.
Two French classes in Grade 3 spent a morning at the L'Alhambra theatre to see "Le Loup est revenu", the story of Mr Rabbit, who learns that his old foe Wolf is back!
On Tuesday, December 13, ISP's Nursery students went on a field trip to the neaby Aquarium de Paris. What did they see and how did it tie into their learning? Their class teacher, Miss Selene, wrote about the experience.
Grade 5 go to the Urban Soccer centre to play five-a-side football as part of the PE unit of inquiry 'Invasion Games'.
ISP's Senior Girls Varsity team recently travelled to Lisbon, Portugal to compete in the European Sports Conference (ESC) and were awarded the Spirit Award, as voted for by the international schools and referees. Go Panthers!
Grade 6 went on a journey back in time to explore the Roman ruins and sites of the Left Bank. A cold and misty Paris morning didn't stop the intrepid students setting out to explore their city's history.
ISP's Senior Boys Varsity football team travelled to Zug, Switzerland this November for the European Sports Conference (ESC). Grade 12 student and Varsity player Kenny gives his report of the tournament matches.
Two students share with us their adventures at Paris' La Cité des Enfants during the Grade 3 field trip to explore "Energy around the World".
Grade 11 Theatre students attended a three-day workshop with the International Schools Theatre Association in Manchester, UK, in October and one student shares her experience.