Year 6 Residential – London Culture Trip

On Tuesday 26th November, the Year 6 children, led by Miss Watton set off for an action-packed culture trip in London. The whole trip was booked through The School Travel Company and accompanying staff included Miss Emms, Dr Wilkinson, Mr Jones, Miss Florida-James and Mrs Oliver. After arriving in London, they headed straight off to the Natural History Museum before enjoying an evening meal and a good night’s sleep at the YHA Thameside.

The following day, the children and staff headed off on a boat trip on the Thames, taking in all the major sights between Greenwich and the London Eye. Each class group had their own pod on the London Eye and had great views of the City skyline. Next up was the Tate Modern; a fantastic collection of art housed in a former power station. The children were then able to rest as they were driven around London to see all the major sights. The day was rounded off with a trip to a West End theatre to see the show ‘Wicked’ where Mr Morrow met up with the trip.

On the final full day, the children had great fun ‘meeting’ their favourite sports, film and music stars at Madame Tussauds which houses the largest collection of waxworks in the world! Next stop was The British Museum, home to a vast collection of world art and artefacts. Final stop that day was Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece, St Pauls Cathedral.

The children checked out of the YHA after breakfast and visited The Houses of Parliament where they saw the House of Lords and the House of Commons. Workshops were fun whereby they formed their own political parties and put forward policies in MP-style.

What a great week they’ve had!