An amazing time was had by all on the Trinity does London tour 2019!
Students from the Oakfield site visited the wonders and sights of London this week embracing the culture and history of our wonderful capital city.
After a successful train journey and an exhilarating underground train ride, we checked into our accommodation near Canada Water in the docklands area of the city.
We then headed to Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, where we were selected to enter the stage and perform a line from our GCSE studies of Macbeth- ‘the Scottish play’. We learnt some great facts about London during Shakespeare’s time and some of the tricks the playwright used to help the actors and the audience understand the play. Who knew that ‘bear baiting’ was actually a real thing?
From there we headed along the Southbank towards the city of London, taking in the sights and sounds along the way. Our students were in awe at the size of the buildings and the pace of life. Staff wished we had more time as we passed the London eye, the Sea life centre and the London dungeons, our students wanted to embrace every attraction London had to offer.
We crossed Westminster Bridge, passed Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Parliament square and Westminster Abbey. Many wanted to pop in to see Theresa May, however they understood she is a little busy right now!
Dinner was pizza/pasta in Prezzo where we raised a glass to Trinity Academy Newcastle followed by Wicked! The performance was outstanding and had our students gripped throughout.
We were all defying gravity afterwards as we headed back to our accommodation via Buckingham Palace and Green Park. Being the only people at Queen Victoria’s Memorial we were able to have the run of the place- I wonder if the Royals were watching?
Day two brought a ‘Stomp’ workshop followed by Nelson’s column and Trafalgar square. We then had a quick refuel before heading back to Kings cross station for our return journey.
The attitude and behaviour of our students throughout was outstanding and I for one cannot wait for Trinity does London 2020!