Day 2: The lunch line was managed with amazing efficiency by the staff, especially given the fact that most children had only had a few hours sleep the night before. Metro into Paris was easy, mainly due to Akshay's fantastic navigation skills. Starting at Notre Dame, the children walked past the Louvre, Place De La Concord, and up the Champs Elysees to the Arc De Triomphe. We then went on the metro to Sacre Coeur. Zach was fond of telling us how warm it was, and it REALLY was when we yomped up the steps to Montmartre. Sadly the street artists have priced themselves out of the year 6 budget, so no caricatures were bought this time.
Back on the metro to the hotel and the moment that all the children had been waiting for, they went for a swim. Tea and chill out time: some children took the opportunity to go to bed early, others destroyed a Scottish high school at football. We managed to clock 24,550 steps in 35 degree heat, an astonishing achievement.