It was brilliant to be able to take our year eights on this exciting trip to the capital. Everyone arrived promptly for a 7am start and we arrived safely at our destination at the premier inn in Blackfriars , London at midday .
The group sat and ate lunch in the shadow of St. Paul's Cathedral .The pupils enjoyed climbing the stairs to the top of the impressive dome , rewarded by spectacular views of London on a clear day.
Convent Garden was buzzing with life and pupils were able to experience this independently- sampling the wide diversity of food and culture on offer.
From here , we walked to the Lyceum theatre to watch the Lion King. The pupils sang along to the well-known songs and enjoyed their 'West End" experience .
After a rather late night , I was impressed with the punctuality at breakfast . The Blue Badge guides met us and took us on a fascinating , historical walk along the Thames arriving at the Tower of London . The tower looked beautiful with the recently planted 'Superbloom' adding to the spectacle. The Tower's historic moat has been planted with wildflowers to benefit wildlife and commemorate the Queen's platinum jubilee.
The pupils ate their lunch on the Thames Link boat whilst listening to superb commentary from the captain ( and some impromptu singing)
Our final experience was the London Eye . It served as a great climax to the trip with the beautifully clear skies allowing a superb view of London’s impressive skyline.
The children were an absolute delight to lead , arriving punctually and behaving with maturity and respect throughout the trip.
Thank you to all staff and to Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. Bury for their amazing attention to detail in the organisation of a very rewarding and memorable experience .