Montgenèvre Ski Trip – December 2017

December 2017 saw a group of students travel to the Montgenèvre resort in the French Alps for a week of winter sports. Students skied, snow boarded and sledged during the day, and enjoyed a busy social programme in the evenings.

Visit to the Opal Coast – March 2017

 March 2017 saw forty students from year groups 7–10 learning more about French culture and trying out their language skills on a trip across the Channel to the beautiful Opal Coast (Côte d'Opale). The area stretches along the north coast of France, from Belgium in the east, to the Picardy region in the west.

The group visited traditional small businesses including a family-run working farm, a bakery and a sweet factory, the Second World War bunker turned museum La Coupole, and the Nausicaa Marine Centre. Students also enjoyed trips into both Lille and Boulogne, where they played football on the beach.

Social highlights included a disco and the fostering of many relationships between students in different Year groups.

Visit to CERN – January 2016

January 2016 saw a party of Acton High School Sixth Form scientists visit CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear research) at Geneva, Switzerland. It was the first visit to CERN by a group from Acton High.

The group enjoyed a tour of CERN, meeting and enjoying lectures with researchers, watching live footage of Major Tim Peake at the International Space Station and a question and answer session with Dr Lyn Evans, who served as Director of the Large Hadron Collider.

The group also enjoyed sightseeing in Geneva and a tour of the Geneva Headquarters building of the United Nations.

A student review of the trip is available here.



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