Public Services students from Solihull College & University Centre recently visited Paris on an enrichment trip exploring the city’s history and culture.
The College’s Public Services courses cover a mixture of theoretical and practical activities to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the various public service sectors in society – including the police, fire service, and armed forces. To support their course content, lecturers organise trips throughout the year to enrich students’ learning and experience.
Students explored the rich culture and history of the city
The trip allowed students to look deeper into what they have been learning in lessons. They visited the Palace of Versailles, where the treaty of Versailles was signed ending the First World War, relating to content from their Government and Citizenship unit.
An exploration of the wealth of exhibitions from all over the world at the Louvre Museum gave students the opportunity to see the history of France and Western Europe.
Public Services Lecturer, Kim Killeen comments: “Students had the opportunity to navigate themselves around the city and experience a new language, new food, and the rich culture of Paris.”