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23/05/17

Our leavers hoodies are now available to buy. Read more here. https://t.co/lx5FmeY0rd

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/866721612808286208

22/05/17

Y11 Francis has thanked Ms Povey and Ms Jones for helping him win a place at the National Youth Theatre https://t.co/GqLZAEqtdE

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/866342871389134850

21/05/17

Students led the toast at the Combined Cadet Forces dinner. Abi Fisher, Rebecca Rowley, Kira Marks and Jessica and Hannah Rowe attended. https://t.co/dzFcpFLbhB

20/05/17

Our science club have won a nationwide competition. Read more here https://t.co/f94wqstvVz

19/05/17

Read about year 7 football final https://t.co/xZOhMb9cFA

18/05/17

Year 11 parents, time to stock up on Rosemary https://t.co/cim8UgrtZL

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18/05/17

Year 7 Morgan models our new football kit donated by the wonderful Friends of Hampton High. There kits for different sports/ year groups. https://t.co/jITEJo8aTc

18/05/17

Read about our Year 10 trip to Paris https://t.co/Ach3J1i0Xt

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17/05/17

Our Y7 boys football team had training sessions with last week https://t.co/sbz6lKP9Zl

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16/05/17

A big well done to our Y7 boys football team who narrowly missed out on the Richmond Schools Cup - losing in the final. https://t.co/VTtj2BOm5q

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/864534864447631361

16/05/17

manager Alan Dowson gives our Y7s boys football team some top tips ahead of their final against Grey Court https://t.co/eLOv60hMG6

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/864114465188573184

15/05/17

Our Y10s making new friends in https://t.co/Pt5Qp3HT06

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/864057081292353537

15/05/17

Wishing our brilliant Y11 students all the best in their exams. https://t.co/6lUDd6eBzj

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/863388392884666370

13/05/17

Our Y10s “dabbing” in Disney Land Paris https://t.co/SllTVxVT2U

12/05/17

Our monthly newsletter is available to view on the school website. Click the link for more https://t.co/K2wyYiVTCE

11/05/17

Our year 10 Oxbridge event https://t.co/MUxynoZiEu

10/05/17

Read about our trip to https://t.co/TJdxepwkcz

09/05/17

Our talented year 8 dancer spent the day Read more https://t.co/iESEnHbFU8

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Posted on: 18/05/2017

Year 10 PGL trip to Paris

Paris in the Spring was not the idyllic weather we had hoped but it did not dampen our enthusiasm or our spirits! We arrived at 6pm local time to a picturesque chateau just east of the city. We were taken on a tour of the expansive and very pretty grounds by our PGL guide Helen and checked into our homes for the weekend.  

Bright and early Saturday morning Year 10 ate a hearty croissant, met with Helen, made baguettes for packed lunch and climbed aboard the coach for our trip into the city of lights. First stop the Eiffel Tower! Year 10 students had the  opportunity to climb the 674 steps to the second floor where the views, although slightly soggy were spectacular. Next stop was a bateau on the Seine to drink in the sights of the first and fourth arrondissement and wave "bonjour" to the gothic architecture of Notre Dame cathedral. The Year 10s were desperate to practice their french and impress their MFL teachers so we took a trip to Basilica of Sacre-Coeur and Montmartre where frites and chocolat chaud were consumed.

Sunday found us lining up to meet Mickey Mouse and friends at EuroDisney! Even the most cynical and "cool" teenagers couldn't hide their delight and excitement once passing through the gates onto "Main Street USA" and up to Sleeping Beauty's castle. After a full day of rides, food and meeting Disney "friends" an exhausted group of students were met back at the chateau by a french themed dining experience. The more adventurous palates tried the snails and pate while those who were less enthusiastic settled for a more familiar fare.

Monday morning we bid adieu to Helen and the team and stopped off at the very large Carrefour to make some final purchases. The journey home was swift and thankfully uneventful.

The students were a delight to spend a weekend away with and memories were made that will last a lifetime.

Photographs were taken by Luke Mould.

Written by Mrs Martin

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