In December, the history department held a trip to London for the GCSE history students. The trip involved a combination of historical excursions as well as a few Christmas related activities.
The three days began with an evening arrival to London, with pupils being mesmerised by the Christmas lights that lit up the main streets and shops- for many this was their first time in London. After food we checked into our hostel (simple but perfectly clean and welcoming) in the Elephant and Castle area of London. After a good night’s sleep and breakfast our first day took us to the East End of London for a tour of the location of Jack the Ripper's vicious murders. Pupils were fascinated by this tour- not only did they recognise numerous places form their learning, but the tour guide was fantastically eccentric and informative! The tour was followed by a visit to the Maritime museum, then food.
Day two was the day everyone had been waiting for, not because of the Blitz tour (which was ok), or the visit to the Churchill War Cabinet Museum (full of brilliant Churchill quotes) but because the evening was spent buying gifts, filling up on crepes and choosing the craziest rides to go on in a very wet but magical Winter Wonderland in
Our final day was rounded off by an early visit to the Imperial War Museum (where we lost Mr Lambert who was enthralled by all the information), a terrifying trip to the London dungeons (screams galore) and a beautiful meal at Spaghetti House where they not only fed us with tasty food but also gave us Christmas crackers and played Christmas music. The perfect way to end a Christmassy history trip; informative, interesting and most of all fun!
A big thank you to Mr Lambert, Miss Carey and Miss Barker for agreeing to come on the trip with Miss Browning and look after 40 hyper, but very well behaved, GCSE students!