Thu 23rd May
While a majority of the School are counting down the days to a sleep in and well deserved break from class work, over 100 Townsville Grammar School students are packing their bags in preparation for an amazing travel experience.
The students will travel to three different destinations including to New Zealand, France and Melbourne for a broad range of activities.
School Principal, Mr Richard Fairley said, “Travel can be a wonderful experience for students of all ages – particularly when they travel with their school friends and teachers.”
- New Zealand Ski Tour
Bright and early Thursday morning (6am) the New Zealand Ski Tour will embark for their 11 day trip. Landing in Christchurch, then a one hour bus ride to Methven (a small town near the base of Mt Hutt). They will aim to get six days skiing up at Mt Hutt and on the down days, they will be doing a variety of activities such as jet boat ride, go-karting and immersing themselves into New Zealand culture.
Follow their blog at http://tgs-nzskitour.blogspot.com.au/
- French Tour
On Wednesday morning, the group of students studying the French language will depart Townsville to head for Paris. The students will be amazed by the sights and will experience travelling on the Metro, seeing the Eiffel Tour and visiting the Louvre. They will also get to visit Victor Hugo’s house, who was the author of Les Miserables. The students will spend time with a homestay family and participate in French Language classes in Vichy. They will then travel to the Catacombs of Paris, which hold the remains of over six million people. The tour has many more highlights including shopping, visiting Disneyland and the many museums of Paris.
Follow their blog at http://tgsfrenchtour.blogspot.com.au/
- Year 7 Melbourne Tour
Year 7 students be kept busy with a jam-packed itinerary. Some sights include the old Melbourne Jail, Scienceworks, Sovereign Hill, Werribee Zoo, Luna Park and the Docklands experience including a tour of Etihad Stadium
Follow their blog at http://tgsmelbournetour.blogspot.com.au/
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