London Trip 2011

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On Monday 26th September, a group of 32 pupils and 4 teachers from St Ninian’s High School, Kirkintilloch, travelled down to London for a four day visit. Departing from Glasgow Central Train Station, the group arrived on an overcast afternoon and made their way to their hotel in South Kensington. Thankfully, during the rest of the trip the weather took a turn for the better and the group enjoyed seeing London in glorious sunshine.

The primary objective of the trip was to visit the Houses of Parliament, where the group were taken on a guided tour of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. They also took part in an interactive educational workshop on different voting systems used within the UK, which directly relates to their Higher Modern Studies and Higher Politics courses. They also had the chance to see Whitehall and 10 Downing Street.

Other highlights included visiting the Apollo Victoria theatre to see an outstanding performance of Wicked. In addition, the group had a frightfully good time at the London Dungeons, took a flight on the London Eye, soaked up some culture at Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square, and explored the Natural History Museum.

 

The pupils made good use of the London Underground network which gave the group the chance of some free time on both Regent Street and Oxford Street during which the pupils embarked on some retail therapy. The trip was finished of with a visit to Harrods in Knightsbridge and a relaxing afternoon soaking up the sunshine in Hyde Park. This was the Modern Studies department’s first trip to London and a huge thank you goes out to all the staff and the pupils, who were fantastic ambassadors for the school.