Year 10 visits London. . .

On Monday 8th April our Year 10 pupils departed Ark Kings for the bright lights of London. The pupils started off the first day by visiting the Science and Natural History museums.  Followed by a tour of the Houses of Parliament, gaining an insight in to how our country’s political system works. They then made their way to the hostel for the rest of the evening.

On day two they rose early for breakfast and we then boarded our coaches and made our way to Westminster Abbey. After there we had a sightseeing tour aboard our coaches, due to the weather, making our way back to the hostel for pizza and to get ready for the theatre in the evening. We were picked up by our coaches and made our way to the Victoria Apollo Theatre to watch Wicked, which was a real highlight for myself along with many others.

On day three were packed all our belongings away, checked out of the hostel and began to journey home, but not before going for a Thames River Cruise and a flight on the London Eye with some truly fantastic views.

A great time was had by all but don’t just take my word for it, here is what two pupils said about their time in London.

"I enjoyed going on the London Eye because you get to see the whole view of London and it was amazing to see. I also enjoyed the boat tour because you get to find out all the information about the buildings that you go past and waving at all the people on the bridges. I enjoyed most the performance of Wicked because the characters are brilliant at singing and they all performed really well and it was lovely to watch. They spoke every word clearly and the show was just amazing from start to finish, I just didn’t want it to end."

Victoria, Yr10

"I enjoyed the trip a lot, the thing I liked most was going to see Wicked because it really surprised me, I never expected the theatre to be that good. Overall I enjoyed all parts of the trip and really appreciate the opportunity. I want to thank all of the teachers for taking me and arranging the trip."

Ibraheem, Yr10