Pupils from Years 8,9,10 and 11 went to London in June for a four day visit. On Friday we had an early dinner at Pizza Express followed by a trip to watch Les Miserables.
Early on Saturday we visited St. Pauls Cathedral and climbed all the way up to the dome, where we had fun sending secret messages around The Whispering Gallery .
We had a quick shopping trip to Oxford Street and Regent Street before going south of the river to board HMS Belfast. A highlight of our visit was being on the gun deck where we experienced a re-enactment of the sinking of the Scharnhorst during World War II. We also saw Tower Bridge being raised to allow a paddle steamer to pass through. In the evening we went to see A Winter's Tale at the Globe Theatre as "groundlings".
On Sunday we went to London Zoo where we mixed with butterflies, braved a close encounter with spiders and envied the penguins their pool on one of the hottest days of summer! That evening we caught the Docklands Light Railway to Greenwich and watched street theatre including drama on stilts and had Fish and Chips al fresco in Greenwich park, followed by a walk up the hill to the Royal Observatory, refreshed by ice cream.
On Monday we went to the Tower of London and watched the trial and execution of Anne Boleyn ( not as gruesome as it sounds!)
Please enjoy our highlights pictures below. Hover over the pictures for captions.