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Come and celebrate a diamond year of events with us in 2014! The British School of Paris Development Office is pleased to present a programme of celebratory social events throughout the year for the wider school community, past and present. All of the events contained within these pages have been designed to have as wide an appeal as possible, so please support as many of them as you can and help us to celebrate a milestone year for the BSP! The proceeds from all events will assist in the provision of education for current and future pupils. Please note: due to anticipated demand, early booking for all ticketed events is recommended. Unless otherwise stated, further information and tickets can be obtained from The British School of Paris Development Office, 38 quai de l’Écluse, 78290 Croissy sur Seine or email or by telephoning +33 (0)1 34 80 56 54. This is a selection of forthcoming school events: please visit our website for further listings.

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All event information correct at time of going to press. Details may be subject to last-minute changes, in which case participants will be notified accordingly.

Some of the following events have been organised by or in collaboration with the British School of Paris Society (BSPS), the BSP’s very active and supportive parent organisation. All parents and staff are automatically members. The aim of the BSPS is to promote community spirit by organising activities and fun events and by so doing raise additional funds for the benefit of the School. To find out more or to volunteer your help, please get in touch at

List of 2014 Events Book early to avoid disappointment. Date



Mon 26 May

Summer Art Show


Sat 31 May

Pétanque on a Summer’s Evening


Sun 1 June

Père Lachaise Cemetery Tour


Fri 20 June

Senior School Sports Day


Sat 21 June

Annual Summer Fête


Sat 21 June

Old Parisians Rugby Match


Weds 25 & Thurs 26 June

Junior School 60th Celebration Performances


Fri 4 July

Annual Prize Giving


Sat 20 September

Back to School Barbecue


Weds 24 September

Australian Girls Choir Birthday Concert


Sun 28 September

River Cruise on the Seine


Sun 12 October

Family half-day at the Domaine de Chantilly


Sat 29 November

Annual Christmas Fayre


Sat 15 November

Gala Dinner


Weds 17 December

Annual Christmas Concert


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Get your Skates on!


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Please join us for a private viewing of exceptional examples of student artwork and photography in the spectacular setting of the Morisot Building on the Senior School campus bordering the Seine. This event is a very popular event in the school calendar and a terrific showcase for the creative and artistic talents of BSP Key Stage 3, GCSE, AS and A level students.

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Saturday 31st May – 5pm (duration 2 hours)

Pétanque on a summer’s evening Cité Metro Station, Paris If you thought the typical French pastime of boules, or pétanque, was restricted to the south of France, you would be wrong. As soon as the weather permits, Parisians take to the parks and squares to compete in long drawnout contests of this very French pastime. You will often spot contestants profiting from breaks in play to sip on a pastis or ricard – the quintessential French aperitif. Discover the Île-de-la-Cité and tour the island to see the exteriors of the gothic masterpieces of the Île-de-la-Cité: the extraordinary Notre-Dame, Sainte Chapelle, the Palais de Justice, and the Conciergerie. A walk through

the square of the island’s famous flower and bird market will be followed by a stroll along the quay with its breathtaking views, all in the company of an expert guide. You will visit Notre-Dame where you will be invited to discover the gargoyles and flying buttresses that adorn this heavily decorated edifice. Nearby on Rue Chanoinesse you will discover the infamous site of the barbershop that is said to have inspired the Sweeney Todd tale and pass another infamous site – l’Hôtel-Dieu – the oldest hospital in the city. Your evening will end with a French touch: a lesson on the art of boules in the beautiful

surroundings of the Place Dauphine, a hidden 17th century square found on the western tip of the island. Added to this will be a little bit of gossip, mixed with plenty of anecdotes, all while you sample a cool glass of pastis just like a local, bien sûr! Includes expert tour, glass of pastis and pétanque lesson. Limited places; tickets are offered on a ‘first-come, first served basis’. Cost: 20 Euros per person (this event only suitable for children aged 16 and over). Booking can be made via the BSP online box office and boutique at

Sunday 1st June – Departs 10am (duration 2hrs)

Père Lachaise Cemetery Tour Gambetta Metro Station, Paris Père Lachaise cemetery slumbers on one of Paris’s seventh largest hills where it harbours the graves of a considerable number of French and foreign dignitaries. In addition to being the permanent address of many a VIP, the cemetery is replete with artworks – in fact well-known artists sculpted a large number of the gravestones. During the tour you’ll visit the graves of big names such as Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Edith Piaf, Victor Noir, Molière, La Fontaine, Jim Morrison, Frédéric Chopin and many more. You’ll hear about the tangle of the legends and anecdotes involving Père Lachaise. The cemetery

grounds draw wanderers from all over Paris to enjoy a peaceful retreat from the city – especially those seeking a refuge for a Sunday afternoon ballade. You’ll wrap up your tour with one last, but nonetheless resplendent, view of the city from the south of the cemetery. Includes expert guided tour of Père Lachaise. Limited places; tickets are offered on a ‘first come, first served basis’. Cost: 20 Euros per person (this event is only suitable for children aged 16 and over). Booking can be made via the BSP online box office and boutique at www.britishschool/b&b

Friday 20th June – 9.45am–3.30pm

Senior School Sports Day Parc Omnisports de Croissy Members of the wider school community are warmly invited to take their seats in the stands and show their appreciation as the biggest inter-house competition of the year gets underway. Refreshment stand provided by the school Charity Committee.

Order of Events Morning: Years 7, 8, 9, 10

Afternoon: Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 12

09h45–10h30 – 100m heats

13h00–13h30 – 100m finals

10h30–11h15 – 400m heats

13h30–14h00 – 400m finals

11h15–11h45 – 1500 finals

14h00–14h30 – 800m finals

11h45–12h30 – 200m heats

14h30–15h00 – 200m finals 15h30–15h30 – 4 x 100m relay finals

Saturday 21st June – 11am–3pm

Annual Summer Fête

Brought to you by the British School of Paris Society Come and celebrate the longest day of the year at this, one of the most anticipated events on the school calendar. Traditional stalls and crafts, cream teas and a barbecue, all located on the spectacular setting of the Senior School lawn, mean that there will be something for everyone. This year, the British School of Paris Society are pulling out all the stops with an Alice in Wonderland theme. So whether it is the Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts, March Hare or Mock Turtle, please come along as your favourite character! Prizes for the best costume. If you can assist with the Fête, please get in touch with the BSPS at

Attractions include a ‘Drink Me’ Bar, Pimms and Strawberries, ‘Eat Me’ sweet shop, Bash-the-rat, Bouncy Castle and Soak the Teacher!

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Saturday 21st June – 4pm kick-off

Old Parisians Rugby Match Ile de la Loge, Bougival and afterwards on the Senior School lawns One of the enduring features of the BSP lies in the strength and camaraderie of its sporting teams. On the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary we are inviting former pupils, no matter when they left, to join forces once again on the pitch or the touchline for a rugby match against The British Rugby Club of Paris. A great way to rekindle past school sporting glories either as a player or spectator. Both teams will play for the Derek Lewis cup, which is currently held by the BRFC with a 25–10 win in 2012. The BSP had won it the 2 previous times, so we are trying to assemble a diamond anniversary squad to win it back !

To register your interest in playing or attending, please contact Luke Curtis, Old Parisian (1997–2008) via or visit the BSP Old Boys vs BRFC Rugby Match Facebook group. A barbecue and refreshments will be provided for all players and spectators following the match on the Senior School lawns. Why not make a weekend out of it? Please bring your family and visit the popular BSPS Annual Summer Fete which is being held at the Senior School before the match gets underway. Details elsewhere in this booklet.

Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th June - 4.15pm

Junior School 60th Celebration Performances Music and drama performances In this celebratory year, the traditional Year 6 production will act as the keystone in an evening of music, dance and drama. The Year 6 production will allow the children to share the best of stage musicals throughout the six decades since the school opened. Under the musical leadership of Mr Lockwood and the stage direction of Mr Young the children will need to draw on all of their theatrical skills; singing, acting and dancing to bring alive scenes from musicals including Les Miserables, The Sound of Music and West Side Story. The theme gives us a marvellous choice of material to present to you and will undoubtedly be a stunning highlight of the school’s year.

Year 6 will be supported by a Year 3, 4, & 5 chorus. In this anniversary year, to ensure this event is even bigger and better than usual, the evening of entertainment will be added to with a theatrical contribution from Year 4, supported by Year 3. A complimentary glass of champagne will be available to toast the performers. The Junior School will also be hosting a Summer 60th Concert on Thursday 5th June at 4.30pm in the Junior School Hall. All orchestras, choirs and ensemble groups will participate to provide a wonderful afternoon of musical entertainment.

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Saturday 20th September

Back to School Barbecue – A whole school event – 4pm–7pm Brought to you by the British School of Paris Society, Development Office and Area Welcome Representatives. Start the new school year in style with friends old and new with an open air theatre production and entertainment for all the family. Delicious barbecue, champagne tent and bar kindly provided by the British School of Paris Society, but please bring along a picnic rug or chairs to set up your pitch on the Senior School lawns. There will be burgers, hotdogs, popcorn and ice-cream for sale as well as a selection of drinks. Entrance to the event and the open-air theatre performance is free of charge, so please bring along the whole family! School staff, British School of Paris Society parents and Area Welcome Representatives will be on hand to meet new families, and to answer any questions you may have about your first days or weeks living in France. The play involves a bit of slapstick, plenty of water sloshing around and lots of audience participation. You’ll definitely laugh, you’ll probably cry – and we defy you not to be cheering at the archery competition or the sponge-throwing in the stocks.

Please note: This is an outdoor production by a professional theatre company and will go ahead no matter what the weather conditions. Please dress accordingly, and bring a low-backed chair or rug to sit on.

Wednesday 24th September - 2pm

Australian Girls Choir Birthday Concert Junior School Multipurpose Hall As they celebrate their own milestone anniversary year, we are delighted to welcome back the Australian Girls Choir, who have been dazzling audiences throughout the world for the past 30 years and have sung for – among others – the Queen, Barrack Obama, the King of Tonga and Pope Benedict XVI. The choir represents a much-loved Australian cultural phenomenon and we are thrilled that they have accepted the Music Department’s invitation to hold workshops with BSP students, the culmination of which will be an uplifting and inspirational musical showcase to which all sections of the school community are invited to attend.

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Saturday 29th November – 12pm–3pm

Annual Christmas Fayre, Junior School Brought to you by The British School of Paris Society Get into the festive spirit in the specially-decorated Junior School for the annual Christmas Fayre. Pick up original Christmas gifts from a wide range of craft stalls and treat yourself from a mouth watering array of homemade cakes in the Salon de Thé. Plenty of attractions for the whole family, including the famous British School of Paris Society Raffle with wonderful prizes up for grabs in time for Christmas. Supervised seasonal craft activities for youngsters. If you are interested in helping to organise the fayre, volunteer your time or wish to have a vendor table please get in touch at

Wednesday 17th December – 7.30pm prompt

Annual Christmas Concert Église de St Léonard, Croissy The whole school community comes together for this traditional service of readings and carols in the splendid setting of the Church of St Leonard in Croissy to which all members of the school community are warmly invited. Under the musical direction of Mrs Calvert with Mr Calvert conducting, this is a rousing festive evening's entertainment featuring choirs, ensembles and orchestra, and is the perfect start to the Christmas holidays.

December 2014 – dates to be finalised

Get your skates on!

Brought to you by the Development Office – See out 2014 by performing a triple-salchow by the Seine! An event for the whole school community. For two nights only, the Senior School will be transformed into a winter wonderland. Wrap up warm, don your skates and head on to our special temporary rink. A snow machine, chestnut seller and assorted seasonal vendors – kindly coordinated by the British School of Paris Society – add to the festive entertainment. All skaters must wear gloves on the rink. Skates will be provided. Please keep an eye out for further updates and timings for what promises to be one of the highlights of the Autumn term!

See out 2014 in style! Gala Dinner

Saturday 15 th November Add the date to your diary, booking soon!

Booking Form

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Tickets for all events for which an admission charge applies can be booked and paid for online using the secure online booking facility on the school website However, if you prefer you can complete this booking form and hand it in to either the Junior School or Senior School Receptions with your remittance by cash or cheque (cheques made payable to ‘British School of Paris’).

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Please enter number of tickets required in the box which corresponds to the event(s) you wish to attend

Petanque on a Summmer’s Evening

Sat 31 May

€20 (no concessions)

Pere Lachaise Cemetary Tour

Sun 1 June

€20 (no concessions)

Seine River Cruise

Sun 28 September

Adult – €15 Child (age 16 and under) – €7 Family (2 adults and up to 2 children age 16 and under) – €45

Family Half-Day to Chantilly

Sun 12 October

Adult – €20 Child (age 16 and under) – €15 Family (2 adults and up to 2 children age 16 and under) – €50

Please tick this box if you would like further details about the Gala Dinner on Sat 15 November

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