London Trip September 2012

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The Social Subjects department took a group of S5 pupils down to London from 24th September to the 27th September. Departing from Glasgow Central Train Station, the group of 36 pupils and 5 teachers arrived on an overcast afternoon and made their way to their hotel in Russell square. 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. They also had the chance to see Whitehall and 10 Downing Street.

Other highlights included visiting the Drury lane theatre to see an outstanding performance of Shrek the Musical. In addition, the group had a frightfully good time on a ghost bus tour of London and took a flight on the London Eye, soaked up some culture at Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square, explored the Natural History Museum and navigated their way around the British museum. On the last evening in London the group took the beautiful walk up the Mall to Buckingham Palace.

Throughout the trip, pupils made use of the London Underground network to navigate their way around the bustling city. On their final day the group enjoyed some retail therapy in Oxford and Regent Street. The group then made the journey back up to Glasgow arriving home just before 9 pm.

 The pupils would like to thank Mr Sheerin, Mr Cooney, Ms McHugh, Mrs Milarvie and Miss Miller for taking us on an amazing trip.

By Lewis Devoy (S5)