On Wednesday 27th February, 45 Year 6 children ventured on a Virgin Pendolino train from Penrith station to Euston, London. On our first day in London, we visited the Natural History Museum and had a walking tour of the capital. Joe commented on the walking tour, saying “We got enough time to view the landmarks and we were especially lucky on that night as the Queen was in and we saw the news being filmed at Downing Street.”
Our next day in London saw us visiting the Houses of Parliament and the Science Museum. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed these, but it was safe to say the highlight of Thursday was watching ‘Wicked’. Olly reviewed the musical, “Wicked was the best musical I have seen. I have been singing and dancing all day, every day! Be prepared to be WOWED.”
On our final day in London, we visited the National Gallery and many of us conquered our fear of heights, by going on the London Eye.
Overall Year 6 had the most amazing experience on residential in London. When asked to describe the visit in three words, Carrie used “epic, action-packed and mind-boggling” and Gipsyanne described it as being “One in a million”.
On our return to school, we wrote thank you cards to all of the different attractions that we visited and have gained some lovely responses back. All of Year 6 would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff and parent helpers, especially Ms Rollings for organising a brilliant residential.