Colombo, August 2018: Lyceum International School, Sri Lanka in its pursuit to provide international exposure to its students will send a group of 55 students and 8 teachers of French language on an educational tour to France from 18th to 29th August 2018. This educational tour is organised in collaboration with Education & Beyond Pvt. Ltd., a New Delhi, India based company specialising in educational tours to France. This is the third tour to France organised by Lyceum Nugegoda. However, the particularity of this tour is that this time, three other Lyceum schools, i.e. Lyceum Wattala, Gampaha and Panadura are also participating in the tour.
The collaboration intends to bring the brothers and sisters of the school network closer together as well. Under the able guidance of the Coordinating Principal, Mrs. Kumari Grero, and the French faculty, headed by Ms. Udeshika Perera, the participants have been making the necessary preparations to make the most of this academic and cultural experience in France. The students will attend French lessons in a prestigious language schools in Paris. The students and the teachers will stay with host families carefully chosen by E&B so that the group may have a complete French experience.
Teachers and cultural guides will accompany the students to sustain the academic outlook of the programme. The visits include, among many others, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Fontainebleau castle, the Sacré Cœur Basilica, the Asterix park, the Versailles palace, the Luxembourg gardens and a cruise on the river Seine. The students will also meet H.E. Buddhi K. Athauda, the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to France during a visit to the Sri Lankan Embassy in Paris. Upon their return, the students will do project presentations partly in French, partly in English, which is also an important part of the project.