Last week some of our students were fortunate enough to attend a bus tour of London. The tour was arranged to visit Westminster and celebrate the arrival of the Heads of our Commonwealth for the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. One of our attending students, Alfie, reports:
On Monday 16 April, I was invited to a day trip into London by my pastoral manager – Mr Hawes. Inquisitive, I accepted the invite and proceeded back to class. Wednesday, I woke up excited for the day ahead, got ready and made my way to school. I ambled into school and met with the world’s best teacher, Mrs Zafirakou. Mrs Zafirakou, some of my peers and I gathered around ready to go on the trip. At approximately 8:50 we were escorted to our mode of transport – a golden tour bus, personalised just for us. We all raced upstairs eager to get the best seats on the bus. We settled down and headed into London.
On our way, two motivated students from Goldsmiths College encouraged us to participate in a workshop. We willingly obliged and were transported into 2035 to create our future London. I enjoyed this immensely and yet I believe the world is heading into some tough times, I would like to help reshape the future in a positive way.
Later on, a tour guide came upstairs and gave us some interesting information about the buildings which surrounded us.
We made our way towards St. Katherine’s Pier, where we later boarded our cruise boat. We ate lunch on the lower deck and as our boat docked, we went upstairs to the open air area and took in the beauty of London.
We hopped back onto the bus and resumed our journey back to Buckingham Palace. Parliament square was heavily grid-locked with traffic so we got out and walked through St. James’ Park. Drenched in sweat (I’m not complaining, we don’t get good weather much), we finally reached Buckingham Palace. Photos were snapped and we were on the way home. Driving down Sloane Street and then Park Lane, we gradually made our way back to School. A great and eventful day came to a close.
Thank you Mrs. Zafirakou, the Golden tours team and the students from Goldsmiths College.