Over four days in September, 30 of our fifth and sixth-year students embarked on a French and Home Economics trip to Paris. They stayed for four days where they immersed themselves in French language and culture. An action-packed itinerary encompassed visits to the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower, and Disneyland Paris, as well as taking in the local cuisine. October sees our third-year Geography students make their eagerly awaited trip to Italy in what promises to be a highlight of the school calendar. Once there, they will see Mount Vesuvius, and the ruins of Pompeii as well as the Roman catacombs. We are grateful, as ever, to our dedicated teachers who make such trips possible. Finally, in terms of cultural enrichment, our Overseas Programme has seen us welcome four visiting international students. We look forward to seeing the contribution they make to our school in the year to come.