Sixth Form visit London

As part of their A Level studies, the sixth form students spent a day in London. Upon arrival, they split into groups. The history group set off for the Tower of London where they took their time looking around the many fascinating rooms of the Tower and standing in the very spots where the kings they had studied had also once stood. Among the highlights of the morning was the sight of the crown jewels and the chance to see more diamonds than any of us had ever seen before. Lauren also attempted to make the soldier on duty outside the Tower smile by jumping up and down and asking him questions, while Jamie bonded with some medieval actors who came over to admire his impressive fur coat. Meanwhile the rest of the sixth form went to visit the Science Museum and The Natural History Museum where they explored the many interactive displays and marvelled at the exhibits. Particular fun was had playing with the wave machine and the geographers were kept busy absorbing all the information on volcanoes, although Lizzie may have been sidetracked by the chocolate brownies on offer in the Science Museum café!
Back at the Tower of London, after a thoroughly enjoyable visit, the history group set off for Chelsea, keen to do some celebrity spotting. Wanting to blend in with the wealthy residents of Chelsea they felt a visit to Harrods was essential and so they joined the thousands of other Christmas shoppers in staring at the impressive decor and the equally eye watering prices -£650 for a single cushion! In the late afternoon all the sixth form met up again, their destination this time was the trendy Covent Garden area were wthey all enjoyed a bit of shopping, posing for photos in front of the giant illuminated Christmas reindeer and drinking hot chocolate in the area’s many cafes. The train journey home rounded the day off nicely as they kept each other entertained with gossip, games and reminisces about all our exploits that day.