The trip set out in high spirits and anticipation for a full week of activity in London on Monday July 2nd. After a long journey on the coach – pizza and pop refreshed the spirits for an early start on the Tuesday.
Tuesday’s activity’s started at the Natural History museum where pupils had chance to find out about dinosaurs and a host of other animals before we moved on to London Zoo to see real living creatures – from the very cute (otters and mere cats) to the very odd (aardvarks). The day was rounded off with an excellent meal in Giraffe followed by burning off some calories in the park.
Wednesday was spent in the Science Museum where we could experience some of the best science exhibits in the country. We spent an hour in the Launch Pad exploring some simple science and solving some problems. The evening started in Ask with some top Italian food followed by a trip to the Theatre to see Shrek – the musical, with dragons, burps, songs and all.
Finally on Thursday we visited the Royal Observatory for a bit of time travel at the Greenwich Meridian and later some sobering displays at the Imperial War Museum. Our last meal together was at Carluccio’s followed by a walk to see Downing Street and Buckingham Palace (the Queen wasn’t in but we enjoyed the walk all the same).
Finally we arrived back at rainy Blackpool at the end of the school day on Friday – tired but in one piece!
The staff would like to thank all the pupils for their great behaviour and if you are interested in joining us next year you need to see Mrs Baines, Mrs Gleeson (don’t ask her to sing!!!), Mrs McDonald or Dr Leaver. Book early as there are only 40 places!!!