TRIP TO SOUTH AFRICA
A wonderful trip to South Africa is offered as an enrichment to the study of Cry, the
Beloved Country by Alan Paton, which is read in 10th grade English. On this 11-day trip,
students will visit Nelson Mandela’s old home in Johannesburg, visit the Apartheid
Museum and Soweto. From there, students will travel north to Kruger National Park for two days of Safari and to visit a local school. They then will fly south to Cape Town and visit Robbens Island, where Nelson Mandela and other pro-democracy activists were imprisoned.
The trip is open to all students in grades 10-12, and is sponsored by the English
Department in collaboration with EF Tours. This trip takes place every few years. Students are expected to make up any work they miss.
TRIP TO PARIS, PROVENCE AND LA COTE D’AZUR
Students have the opportunity to travel to France in May and enjoy nine days of sightseeing that creates a memorable cultural and linguistic experience. In Paris, students visit Notre Dame on Ile de la Cite, Place de la Concorde, Champs-Elysees,
Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre. We then ride the high-speed train
to Avignon and Provence where we visit the Pont du Gard, Nimes, Le Pont D’Avignon, and le Palais des Papes. Continuing on to Cassis, we take a boat ride through the calanques. In Monaco, we visit the Prince’s Palace, the Monaco Cathedral and view the Monte-Carlo Casino. While in Eze, we tour a French perfume factory. We then take a walking tour of Nice, visit the Vieille Ville and the Promenade des Anglais. Students enjoy French pastries, cuisine, and culture all while practicing their French!
Students are expected to make up any work they miss.
Travel to a Spanish speaking country during vacation --- depending on student interest. A trip to Cuba is planned for April vacation 2017.