Posted on May 9, 2016

Sixth Form students step into anthology

Barnsley Sixth Form College English Language and Literature students recently swapped the classroom for the cultural city of Paris to aid them in an anthology module inspired by the French capital city.


The group of 19 students, along with their tutors, spent the four-day trip visiting the city’s educational landmarks such as the Père Lachaise Cemetery, the Pompidou Centre and the Musée d’Orsay as well taking as a riverboat cruise of the Seine at sunset.


Each site on the itinerary related to one of the 35 texts the students are currently studying as part of their ‘Remembered Places’ Paris anthology module to help them grasp a better understanding of the writer’s point of view. The module is part of the newly reformed A Level English Language and Literature course studied within the new £18.5 million purpose-built Sixth Form College building in the town centre.


Personal Progress Mentor Maria Sutton said: “The college always encourages its students to take part in educational trips as it recognises the importance of this type of activity. It helps students develop skills, create meaningful relationships and open their eyes to the world around them. The students thoroughly enjoyed their Paris expedition and all returned with great memories and a renewed enthusiasm for their studies.”


A Level student Shannon Midmore added: “It was a great experience to see all of the places we’ve been reading about and to get a feel for what is in the anthology. I found it has helped me a great deal with my work and has also helped me in Classical Civilisation as there was a lot of Greek and Roman culture surrounding the city. I’d really love to return in the near future as there is just so much to see and learn.”


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