Well what an early start for a Sunday morning! We had a relatively simple journey to London with very little traffic, one good reason for travelling on a Sunday I guess. We stopped at Fleet to pick up our new bus driver, Alex from Wales. He was very impressed with Angel C’s birthday as it was St David’s day, him being Welsh. On arrival at the Science Museum we had lunch and then headed for Launchpad, which is a hands-on science play area. After that we split into groups and explored different sections of the museum before ending up at the shop. We then walked to the bus, collected our bags and walked to the hotel. Check-in was relatively painless and all children were allocated to their rooms. Tea was great, chicken parmigiana, rice, carrots, salad and vegetable Kiev for the vegetarians. Finished off with chocolate cupcakes. It was then a quick trip upstairs to collect coats and cameras before heading back on the bus for our night tour of London. We ended up at Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Australia House, St Paul’s where we got off and walked across the Millenium bridge to the Globe Theatre. From there a quick trip to the Tower and back through Westminster to our hotel. By this stage some very tired children and adults. Children sent to rooms to get ready for bed. As usual, some settled quickly and others needed a few reminders! Everybody looking forward to day 2.
Harley Yr5 – enjoyed the coach tour at night especially walking across the Millennium Bridge.
Tyler Yr6 – liked seeing the Shard and the London Eye at night time.
Elisha Yr5 – the steam engines at the Science Museum.
Issy Yr6 – enjoyed the night tour of London.
Mia Yr5 – the space area at the Science Museum was brilliant.
Ruby Yr6 – looking at all the ancient surgical equipment.
Kiran Yr5 – Launchpad was great, trying all the experiments.
Chloe Yr6 – seeing the Tower of London at night time.
Taylor Yr5 – seeing all the different planes.
Leon Yr5 – The flash bang show was loud and cool.