Upper Sixth French and History of Art Trip to Paris


Following the success of the History of Art trip to Paris in 2014, this year saw a joint venture between the French and History of Art departments, with a group of Upper Sixth students flying to Paris at the end of the Lent Term, accompanied by Dr Sanders and Mr Rawlins. 

The itinerary was designed to allow the History of Art students, some of whom are also studying French, to view first-hand some of the works they have studied in the classroom, and to allow the French students to practise their language skills in situ, and to consolidate their knowledge of some of the A level topics, most particularly the artist Monet (a convenient cross-curricular link) and Multiculturalism in France. 

Visits included the Musée Rodin, the Musée d’Orsay, the Orangerie, the Louvre, the Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration and Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny.  The students also had free time in which they were able to shop and practise their language skills, and they particularly enjoyed the visit to Montmartre.

Both Dr Sanders and Mr Rawlins were greatly impressed by the students on this trip, both in terms of their behaviour and the work they completed, and it is hoped to run the trip again next year for the current Lower Sixth students of French and History of Art.