A dream of a day in midsummer London

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in News | No Comments

On a beautiful midsummer’s day, almost all of the Year 10 cohort at saltash.net community school travelled to London for a day of education and culture. The summer term’s Theme Day, organised by Director and Assistant Director of Creativity, Jim Romain, and Amy Lewis, enabled one group of students to participate in a Science focused visit, whilst the other group had an Arts based itinerary.

The National History Museum and Science Museum were the first port of call for 120 of the students and staff, before they enjoyed a sightseeing tour of London.

80 other students were given the opportunity to see Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard, before walking through Hyde Park, past the Serpentine Lake and on to the Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial. The rest of the time was spent enjoying the stunning art and design collections at The Victoria and Albert Museum and using them as an invaluable source for GCSE Art work.

Commenting on the success of the visit, Jim Romain said, ‘It is really important that our students are able to participate in a wide variety of curriculum enrichment opportunities. Equally important is giving our young people the chance to travel and see parts of the country they have not yet visited. Over half of the students who took part in the visit had never been to our capital city before’.

When asked what the best bit of the day had been, one Year 10 replied, ‘Every bit of it!’