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Teacher Familiarisation Trip to Montpellier

On 5th-7th May Halsbury Travel arranged their annual inspection visit to Montpellier for teachers from Rugby School, Dean Close School, The Beacon School and Rodborough School. The purpose of the trip was to allow the teachers who attended to see for themselves why Montpellier is such a fantastic destination for school French trips and to allow them to visit the language school to view the facilities and meet the staff.

After a swift transfer from the airport the group enjoyed an evening meal at La Chenarie, where school groups may also enjoy a traditional French 3-course meal during their stay.

The following morning was spent on a very informative 2 hour walking tour of Montpellier's historical and pedestrianised city centre visiting the famous Place de la Comedie, Eglise St Roch, faculty of medicine, Montpellier's own Arc de triomphe and the aqueduct. In the afternoon the group spilt, some spent the afternoon enjoying Montpellier's many shops and the others cycled to the beach.

In the evening the group took a tour of the Odysseum, a perfect setting for leisure activities such as ten pin bowling, ice skating, go karting and climbing as well as the Aquarium and the Planetarium.

On Tuesday a joint presentation was given by Halsbury and LSF (the language school in Montpellier) on the subjects of French lessons, host families and the importance of using an ABTA bonded tour operator before taking a tour of the language school, Summer school for juniors (the only one in Montpellier) and the Residence. Information was provided on tours for school groups, the very popular AS and A Level Revision course and host family selection policies.

Many of the teachers who attended were very impressed by Montpellier as a city and the facilities at the language school and are planning to bring a group of their students on a language school trip here in the near future.

If you are interested in participating in the teachers familiarisation tour to Montpellier in May 2014 then please contact us on 0115 9404303 or email: enquiries@halsbury.com

 

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