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Isle of Wight trip for 6eme and 5eme.

Seven o’clock on an icy Sunday morning we all arrived excitedly at school to find the coach waiting to take us on our theatrical adventure to the Isle of Wight. Without delay we packed the coach, said our goodbyes and headed off for the Channel Tunnel. The journey passed quickly through the tunnel and the ferry terminal, after a smooth ferry crossing we arrived on the island. The coach driver, having visited the Isle of Wight many times before pointed out some of the areas of interest along our quick shuttle to our Hotel and before we knew it we could once again see the sea and our hotel very close by.

 Once the rooms had been delegated, eager to see our new surroundings, we headed for the beach en mass. The darkness did not hinder our spirits and shoes and socks were quickly removed as many brave students paddled in the sea. After an hour we headed back for dinner and savoured the delights of the Isle of Wight. We quickly realised that we would not be hungry with giant sized portions of fish and chips, jam roly poly or apple pie and custard.

Waking up on the first day to thick fog meant that our walk along the beachfront to the converted church for our first session was cold and wet. However the anticipation of the events to come kept our spirits high and we were on top form for our theatrical warm up sessions.  With a busy schedule to follow we had learnt two of the songs on the first day - it was great fun! The team was so professional in their approach and made us all feel welcome and at ease making it easier for us to pick up the moves and the words for the songs.

From that initial day we progressed very quickly with the story of the 'Baker Street Irregulars'. The team watched and assessed our progress and then assigned us our roles in the play, looking closely at our personalities and character in relation to the characters in the story. Everyone was involved. It was amazing!

By Thursday we were ready for a rehearsal on the stage, upon which we would perform the following day. It all seemed simple at the beginning of the week but now we needed to make sure we were in the right place on the stage, looking at the audience and remembering our lines (not as easy as you might think) We rose to the challenge!

Friday came around very quickly and after giving out flyers to the local residents inviting them to come and watch our play, it was time for our final performance, the day we had been working towards all week… Costumes on, make up and hair in place we were ready and waiting nervously in the dressing rooms.  An audience had gathered in the theatre and it was time…

It was all over so quickly. The performance was fantastic the songs had everyone moving in their seats and the round of applause as we took our final bow made it all worthwhile. Our week of theatre had been an overwhelming success and such fun and excitement spending that time with our friends. An unforgettable experience for all.


Posted by tambridge on Monday April 10
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Posted by tambridge on Saturday April 1 at 11:35
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Lesigny PGL trip for the 5eme's

"First come first served!" said Mrs. Ambridge, our English teacher.  I was so motivated to go to Lesigny that I was one of the first students to hand in the cheque and the completed forms. The hardest part was done; my place was secured. It was going to be my very first trip with L'Ermitage. I felt extremely privileged and  excited about it. 

On the bus, on our way to Lesigny, I was so overjoyed that my imagination was running riot. I could not  wait anymore...

When we arrived in Lesigny, we were warmly welcomed by our hosts, all dressed in blue. The park was huge and  quite impressive, ideal for energetic and active teenagers like us! 

In our free time, we played basketball, football, handball and had other fun activities such as archery, abseiling, rock climbing, tennis and ping-pong. 

A few months before  the trip, each student from l'Ermitage going to Lesigny, received the contact details of a student from Ringwood school (England). Emails were exchanged between the students of both schools. It was amusing  to meet my pen friend face to face, at long last. 

No need to say that I made new friends there; the Ringwood students were all nice and friendly. 

We even visited the local market and Carrefour with them!

Lesigny was and will always be a fun experience, a place where action and multi-activity adventures are on top of the list. 

Last but not least, I would like to express a huge thank you all the teachers who organised everything, accompanied us in this amazing trip and who made this weekend come true.

                                                                                Kindly written by Julien in 5eme


Posted by tambridge on Saturday April 1 at 11:18
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Grand Placitum in December

In our final Grand Placitum of 2016, we were lucky enough to meet 6 year old Hassana Hu from Nigeria, who had had heart surgery thanks to Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque and the donations raised by them. She was absolutely delightful and even had the courage to sing 'Frère Jacques' for us - there was not a dry eye in the gymnasium!! 


Posted by tambridge on Friday December 16, 2016
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Bal de Noel

Around 280 Collegians, CM2 and Foundation students came together to celebrate the end of term and Christmas. They all looked fantastic and had an amazing time. We even completed a 'Mannequin Challenge" at the end too!! All profits from the evening go to our charities MCC and ICU2.

We wish everyone a very Happy New Year!




Posted by tambridge on Friday December 16, 2016
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Le Belvédère: la maison de retraite

L'équipe du programme Passeport, accompagnée de  Mlle Rakoczy, sont allés à la maison de retraite "Le Belvédère" pour rendre visite aux résidents. Les élèves ont s'épanouir avec  les résidents dans des activités de jeux de société tels que le billard japonais et les petits chevaux et ont également crées des vases en cartons.
Tout cela suivi d'un petit goûter tous ensemble. Que de la joie et de la bonne humeur.
Tous se sont bien amusés, aussi bien les élèves que les résidents.  
Merci à tous pour votre participation et votre générosité.
Posted by tambridge on Wednesday November 23, 2016 at 08:36
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Halloween Charity Ball

The Halloween Ball was a huge success this year with more than 200 students from both the College and Foundation joining together to have some ghoulish fun! The costumes were amazing and extremely creative, including the obligatory mummy, witches and zombies. All proceeds go to the two charities that the school support: ICU2 and Mecenat Chirurgie Cardiaque.

Well done to all concerned.


Posted by tambridge on Tuesday November 1, 2016
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Nettoyons La Nature

Le vendredi 23 septembre, les élèves du groupe Passeport ont participé à l’événement "Nettoyons la nature".
Un beau geste concret pour préserver et protéger notre environnement.
Merci à tous pour votre investissement.
Mlle Rakoczy.
Posted by tambridge on Tuesday September 27, 2016
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Crazy Dress Night - Fundraiser

It is always good when Crazy Dress Night appears on our calendars, as it is always a guaranteed fun night and this year it was no exception. From tartan hats to swimming caps, from unicorns to Where's Wally - we had the craziest night ever! Well done for the variety of outfits and effort made, all for a great cause too. Bravo tout le monde :)


Posted by tambridge on Thursday May 26, 2016
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