Montgenèvre Ski Trip – December 2017

A few extra places have become available for Acton High School's December 2017 skiing trip in Montgenèvre, France. These extra places can be booked by paying the £100 deposit by the deadline of 29 September. Please see the letter below for full details.

Parents whose children are going on this trip are asked to note that:

  • Students must hold a valid passport to go on the trip. If your child does not have one, you should apply for one now.
  • Students must also have a valid E111 medical card. These are free of charge and available online.
  • A ski clothing company will be visiting school shortly after the October half-term break. We will hold a parents' meeting to coincide with this visit. The date of this event will be announced as soon as it is agreed.
  • Dry ski lessons will be arranged for those who need them and these will take place after the half-term holiday.
  • Fitness and conditioning lessons for all students going on the trip will begin in October.

For further details please email trip organiser Ms Ryan.

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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