by Ellen Davey, Year 9
On 2nd – 5th February, a group of Year 9 students visited London with the Music & History departments on a school trip.
The trip started with a visit to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. We found it fascinating as we learned so much not only about his theatre, but about Shakespeare himself and his plays too. The Globe was amazing as you could view all the props that were used in his plays as well as the actual theatre itself. Next, we visited Churchill’s War Cabinet Rooms which were very interesting. It was a guided tour in which you could view all the real rooms that were used after Winston Churchill’s home was bombed during World War 2. It was very interesting. Following a meal at Planet Hollywood, we went to an evening performance of the West End show, “Aladdin!” The performance was amazing and we all couldn’t stop singing the songs that night as we made our way back to our overnight hostel.
The following morning, we travelled to the Imperial War Museum. My friends and I decided to see the memorial on the Holocaust as that was something we were all very interested in. The memorial was emotional but so interesting at the same time. Finally, we visited the Harry Potter Studios. This was possibly one of my favourite parts of the trip. I loved seeing all the props and rooms that were used during the production of the Harry Potter films!
The trip to London was a great experience and I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity.