On Friday 15th July, 39 Year 10 students boarded the coach at 6:30am to head to the big city, along with myself (Mrs Snowdon), Mrs McGibbon, Mrs Arrowsmith, Mr Herbert and Mr Bretherton. By late lunchtime we hope to have arrived in Covent Garden, where students (and staff) will indulge in a little bit of shopping, while also being treated to some impressive street theatre. Students will no doubt make the most of their few hours shopping, and return with bags full of goodies. We will then proceed to fill our boots at the Pizza Hut buffet on The Strand, before heading to the West End to watch the dazzling musical & Juliet. Students will then be treated to a late-night drive through the city, to take in all the sights, as we make our way to the hotel.
It will be an early rise the following morning to once again engage in yet another ‘all you can eat buffet’ for breakfast before we head back into the city for a day of culture on the South Bank. Students will enjoy late morning tours of The Globe Theatre (ideal for our Literature Lovers and Historians), learning all about the realities of Elizabethan theatre. Students will then be treated to a phenomenal performance of King Lear by the Royal Shakespeare Company before heading out to soak up the sights of the South Bank.
We will finally arrive home as Saturday night blends into Sunday morning. Many thanks to the staff who helped make this event happen, including those who have accompanied us and those back in school, working tirelessly behind the scenes.
Mrs Deborah Snowdon
Head of English