At 7am on Friday 16th October, 41 bleary eyed students and 4 staff boarded a coach bound for London. Having arrived in the city centre, they had a stroll along the Southbank, taking in the sights of the Millenium Wheel, Big Ben, the National Theatre and the OXO tower, before arriving at Shakespeare’s Globe where they had a fascinating tour.
After this, the group walked past St. Paul’s cathedral and across to Soho where they enjoyed a delicious meal at the Slug and Lettuce restaurant.
They then watched a performance of the longest running musical in the West End – Les Miserables at Queen’s Theatre.
A short visit to Leicester Square afterwards rounded off the evening before a well deserved night’s sleep at the London Gateway Day’s Inn. Day Two began with a tasty full cooked breakfast and then a return trip to Central London.
The group had a fun filled backstage tour of Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (where “Oliver” is currently playing) with two actors in costume. They then enjoyed some shopping time in Covent Garden where plenty of “I Love London” T-shirts and sweatshirts were purchased! Behaviour on the trip was exemplary and staff at a number of venues we visited commented on our pupils’ manners and politeness.
Congratulations to all! You will be able to hear some of the student comments on the trip as part of the forthcoming podcast – due for release after half term.