SIJS recently got curious in our nation’s capital! Our annual year 6 visit to London was, once again, a rip-roaring success with a packed itinerary including theatre performances, museum visits and the discovering of a wealth of facts about London itself.
The adventure began with a flight on the London Eye with striking views across London before we moved on to the world famous Natural History Museum in Kensington where pupils explored just some of the 70 million items on display such as dinosaur skeletons, taxidermy animals and all the creepy crawlies!
The following day a bus tour took pupils and staff past many of the sights in central London during which pupils learnt about the history of the city itself and the significance of areas of London such as Westminster, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Big Ben, Tower Bridge to name but a few. After the tour finished, pupils had a star- studded experience when they visited Madame Tussaud’s wax work museum, getting up close to the amazingly life-like models of famous celebrities such as Usain Bolt, One Direction, the Queen and many of our world leaders past and present.
From then on, it was show time in the West End with a matinee performance of Roald Dahl’s Matilda, followed by the award-winning production of ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night -Time’. Pupils were awe-struck by the staging and the performances: the standing ovation was well – deserved.
The final morning was spent at the Science Museum where pupils got the opportunity to apply some class learning to practical investigations. After exploring ‘Wonderlab’ with its interactive and hands-on learning, pupils explored a range of other sections of the museum including ‘Inside Space’ and ‘Who am I?’. It was then time for another 7 hours in the bus to end what was a memorable, amazing experience for all involved.