Europe trip open to youth

It’s hosted by an Armstrong high school, but a planned spring break trip to Europe in 2018 is open to all Grade 9 to 12 students in the Vernon and North Okanagan-Shuswap school districts.

The name of the trip is called The Alps, Provence and Barcelona, and is run through EF Tours, a company that has been around for more than 50 years organizing student tips around the world.

“This is the first time the trip has gone to Switzerland, Italy, France and Spain,” said Paul Britton from Pleasant Valley Secondary School in Armstrong.

By signing up early, parents/students can make monthly payments to ease the cost.

Any parent/student can go online at and view and sign up on the trip. The tour number is #1937011PC.

“This trip is open to parents, as well as grandparents, that would like to travel as long as the students are fine with it,” said Britton, who just returned from an amazing spring break excursion to Italy and Greece with 30 students from the Vernon, North Okanagan-Shuswap and Revelstoke school districts.

A parent/student meeting will be held on Thursday, May 4, at 6 p.m. in the PVSS library to discuss the trip.

The excursion will be limited to 25 students, so any interested parents/students should contact Britton at PVSS, 250-546-3114 ext. 206 to find out more information.