Last week, a selection of our students were able to take part in an excursion to London. Organised by Mr. Setchell and assisted by Mrs. Khorram, the students were able to see the sights and culture of one of Europe’s main cities and learn from some of the world most renown museums. This educational visit was designed to enrich their studies across many subjects. The students enjoyed a packed schedule of visits to the British Museum- a museum about ancient civilizations around the world; the Imperial War Museum- with great educational exhibits on the Holocaust, the Cold War and World War One; the Natural History Museum- with great exhibits on Plate Tectonics, hazards, and of course biology; and the Science Museum, which expanded the minds of our physicists and computer science students,
In addition to this we visited some of the key landmarks in London, including Abbey Road (as made famous by the Beatles) Trafalgar Square, Picadily Circus, the Tower of London, St Pauls Cathedral, the Globe Theatre, Tower Bridge, Millennium Bridge, Buckingham Palace, many hours of “The Tube” (London Underground), Oxford Street, Covent Gardens, Whitehall, St. James Park, Leicester Square, and of course the iconic Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. A great way of seeing this was on the London Eye which the students went on at sunset, getting great views of the city.
The students behaved perfectly at all times and were great ambassadors for the school, we also met some alumni who live in England or are studying there and it was great to see them all.
We all enjoyed our time and found the excursion beneficial, although I think a lot of the students will need to work harder at their British accents, as their attempts throughout the trip were somewhat painful to my native ear (or maybe just a little too close to home)!