An 18-year-old language student has broken new ground as she leaves behind her hometown, Harrogate, to start an innovative new degree.
St John Fisher and St Aidan's Associated Sixth Form student, Ellen Millar, has started a new life in Paris as part of her London University Degree based in Montreuil.
Ellen achieved the top grade in her recent A level French studies, and now the three year degree will enable her to study French 'on the spot'.
She said: "I have always known that Paris is one of the great cities of the world. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would be studying for my university degree in such an exciting environment."
Ellen joins 140 other British students on the course which will give her an in-depth experience of French culture, politics and history.
Russell Pearce, Head of Languages at St. John Fisher School described Ellen as "a real pioneer" and said that the school will be following her progress.
He said: "Ellen has made the most of her language exchange opportunities while at St. John Fisher. This is a logical next step for her and we will watch her progress with great interest".