The children, teachers and myself are currently departing London Euston after an unbelievable two days in the ‘Big Smoke’!
We departed early yesterday morning and arrived in London just after dinner. We quickly made our way via the tube to the Natural History Museum, where we were blown away by the amazing exhibits on offer- including gigantic prehistoric dinosaur skeletons and a huge blue whale!
Next up, we went down the road to the Science Museum where we were treated to an exciting hands on experience in which you learnt lots of interesting facts!
With our bellies now rumbling, we took the short walk through Kensington (where we spotted lots of Ferraris and Lamborghinis!) to Pizza Express, where we had a scrumptious three course meal.
The brownies for desert made the children quite hyper! So, we decided to have a pit stop at Hyde Park, where the teachers and children let off some steam with games of frisbee and football.
To end an action packed, but exhausting, day we then made our way to the hotel, where we checked into our rooms and got some much needed sleep.
We awoke early this morning eager to explore more of London and, after a hearty breakfast, we were straight back onto the tube to Westminster! Here we got great views of some the iconic landmarks of London such as The Big Ben, River Thames and The London Eye. We then made our way to the Houses of Parliament where we were treated to VIP access to the House of Commons, House of Lords and even the Queen’s area! We learnt lots of interesting things!
After this we had dinner and then made the short walk to Buckingham Palace. The grounds were amazing and we were fortunate enough to meet members of the public who had received MBEs from the Queen earlier that day! Just when these people thought their days couldn’t get any better, they were treated to an impromptu interview by Keira and Hollie as they left the Palace and one MBE recipient, who had received it for services to the RAF, even showed us his medal!
After this, we jumped back onto the now familiar tube, and made our way back to Euston, ready for the long journey back to Colne. A big thanks to the teachers who attended and especially Mr Bunyan, who has spent many hours carefully planning this trip in these last few weeks to ensure it ran as smoothly as it did.