Paris as a Classroom
We believe our students...
- should discover what you learn from doing.
Our students benefit from seamless access to the city for field trips and experiential learning opportunities. Whether it is seeing the Hockney exhibit at Pompidou, climbing to the top of the Iron Lady or descending into the sewers, Paris is our classroom. On average, over 70 local field trips take place each year, where students leave the traditional classroom to learn by doing.
This trip linked with the Who We Are unit of inquiry and had cross curriculum connections with both Art and Music.
Secondary School students studying English as an Additional Language (EAL) started the year with a walking tour of Montmartre, practicing their listening skills and subject-specific vocabulary.
Students at the Primary School do bi-weekly visits at a local care home, where they play games and engage with the residents.
English class students walked in the footsteps of famous expatriate Parisian writers, including Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Joyce, and Stein.
Students walked in our neighbourhood to investigate the interaction of metals and acids within our environment.
Students identified possible landmarks using a variety of resources, voted which ones to go to, and finally planned a route by interpreting maps and navigating routes.
High School students were invited to attend this event, where they asked questions, engaged with expert speakers and acted as ambassadors for the school.
This linked to the their unit on "How We Express Ourselves", where they observed features of drama such as facial expressions, movement and voice.
The French Cultures and Societies class observed a series of paintings that reflected the upheavals of French society in the 19th century.
Grades 8 and 9 used this ancient setting to learn about the Roman Empire.
Grade 7 got to try out some Paralympic games, to support their inquiry into what makes sport inclusive.
English students made links with literary texts studied in class, including The Handmaid’s Tale and Antigone.
Visual art students reflected at this Centre Pompidou exhibition, to support their Process Portfolios.
Art students visited the Centre Pompidou to learn about the context of Bacon’s work linked to their unit on ‘metamorphosis’.
The French class went to the exhibition 'I eat, therefore I am', to better understand the impact that food has on us, exploring the cultural, biological and ecological aspects.
English students were given the task to review the museum as part of their unit ‘Everyone is a critic’.