London Residential

20th June 2022

We had a fantastic residential trip to London this year.  Year 5 started our visit at Trafalgar Square then walked down the Mall, stopped for lunch in St James park and then walked the rest of the Mall to see Buckingham Palace.  Then we walked past Westminster Abbey to our UK Parliament.  We toured the Palace of Westminster seeing both Houses of Commons and Lords in session. After our tour, we then had a workshop on the democratic process by the Parliament Education team where we elected MPs and formed a new government!  Finally, at the end of our visit we were visited by Scott Mann MP for North Cornwall who talked to the children about what his job is and then took questions from the class.  This was a unique opportunity which we have not had before.
After Parliament, we travelled to our accommodation before stepping out once again to go for dinner at Pizza Express on Baker Street.
Tuesday, after a good night's sleep, we walked across Kensington Gardens, looked at Kensington Palace, then The Albert memorial and the Royal Albert Hall before arriving at the Natural History Museum.  The natural history museum is huge but we visited the dinosaur hall, mammals, the Earth Hall and also the recently returned Dippy exhibition.  There were lots of fascinating exhibits and everyone had their own favourites.  Mr. Gilbert and I were particularly fascinated by the slice of a 1500 year old tree.  After the museum, we had a final visit which was the London Eye.
I would just like to the team that agreed to go with me:  Mrs Paul, Mrs Baxter and Mr Gilbert who all did a fantastic job and went above and beyond looking after the children away from home.
Also the Truronian Bus and driver Andy were fantastic, the staff at Pizza Express, YHA St. Pancras and staff, the Parliamentary team and Mrs. Furber for relaying images and messages to keep parents informed.
A HUGE THANK YOU from us all to Mr. Hunt for coordinating and organising this fantastic enrichment opportunity.
Please check out Class 5 blog for lots more photos.