Dulwich College has maintained a wonderful partnership with the organisation ELO for 30 years. Thanks to the organisation and the family run hotel where we stay in Vic this trip continues to be a great success year after year. The hotel and the surrounding area is a safe environment where the pupils can enjoy a huge range of different activities.
There are many highlights of the trip, but this year the boys particularly enjoyed the two days of skiing at the Super Lioran resort. For many it was their first time on the piste, but thanks to the patient and expert moniteurs they had an excellent time and have learnt a new skill. The boys also really enjoyed their experience rafting 10km down the river lot; a great opportunity to learn the importance of working as a team.
Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Dulwich we were able to take the pupils to the Medieval village of Conques where the boys learnt about the history of such an interesting town They also witnessed the Palm Sunday ceremony outside the famous Abbey.
As well as adrenaline filled activities such as handball, Go Karting, Skiing and rafting the boys also spent the morning at French school in the lessons with the Jean de la Fontaine collegiens and collegiennes. After some initial timidity the Dulwich boys rose to the challenge and communicated very well with their French counterparts in a mixture of French and English.
Our final stop of the trip was at the AirBus museum where the boys could examine a multitude of different aircrafts and try their hand at flying with different airplane simulators.
The trip was non-stop and hugely enjoyed by the pupils and I am hugely thankful to Robert and Ellie and the team in Vic for all their help for making it such a success.