On a very cold and snowy Thursday morning 20 of our students assembled at 7.30am to embark on our trip to London. There was no need to worry if we got stranded there was enough food, blankets and pillows for everyone!
As it was, we made it to our Premier Inn hotel in plenty of time for everyone to get spruced up for our evening out.
We started with a coach tour around the London sights including Downing Street and Westminster Abbey. The coach fell silent as we drove past the Grenfill Tower which stood black and imposing in the distance.
Mr Dougherty safely guided us to Planet Hollywood for our evening meal and we even saw ourselves on the big screen! This was followed by a sneaky little visit to M & M world. Who knew that you can buy so many things relating to these chocolates including M & M pyjamas, bags, mugs and much more? A short walk later and we were finally at the Fortune Theatre awaiting the start of the award winning play ‘The Woman in Black’. And what a performance it was! I’m pretty sure they could have heard our screams in Buckingham Palace! The play was fantastic and everyone agreed that it is amazing how scary the show was. I don’t think jewellery boxes will ever sound the same again. When we returned to the hotel everyone went to their rooms keeping one eye open for the ‘Woman in Black’.
We had breakfast the following morning, then there was a change of mood with our visit to the Harry Potter experience. Emma’s dreams came true as she got to open the door to Hogwarts! Students were entranced by the costumes and set. We got to ride broomsticks, go on the Hogwarts express, and drink Butter beer and lots more. No one could help but be moved at the end when we saw the Hogwarts Model and the names of everyone involved in the making of the films.
Finally we were homeward bound where I was treated to a rendition from ‘Les Mis’ on the coach.
It was an absolute pleasure to take these students away.
They showed interest and enthusiasm for everything we did throughout the 2 days.
Mrs A Grace Head of Drama