London Time: Sunday 28th May 9:40pm Update from Mr. Hartland
After arriving at the hotel and having a good sleep, everyone woke up early for breakfast before heading off to the subway. The students were in charge and we walked around the hotel twice before they finally figured out where the subway station was. After another 10 minutes of trying to figure out how to use the tickets, everyone got onto the subway....and went to the wrong train!
Finally, after working out the right way, we arrived at the London Eye. ‘It’s HUGE!’ was the general comments from everyone. After a short cinema film, we got on and had a whole capsule all to ourselves. Despite a few shaky legs and closed eyes, we all enjoyed the ride and took some fantastic photographs.
After the students refused to move until they’d had a hot dog each (5 pounds!!), we headed back to the subway and over to the British Museum. Ms. Bramley made sure we all walked around the outside of the building twice before going on – she claimed it was to examine the architecture, but we think she was lost. Once inside, the exhibits were amazing. African artefacts, ancient Egyptian mummies, Greek culture, British relics...everything you could think of. There was even a Chinese section which Mr. Zheng was very excited to go and see....until he found out it was closed for repairs.
After browsing through everything, we returned to the hotel to freshen up before walking over to Planet Hollywood for dinner. We were treated to the most amazing British cultural experience possible.....buckets and buckets of rain!! Just as we arrived, the rain topped which, again, is typical of British weather. After singing songs, waving at restaurant cameras and eating burgers and fries, everyone returned back to the hotel to collapse in bed and await tomorrow’s travels.
At BSB, we are constantly seeking ways to inspire, engage and enthuse our students into getting the most out of the premier education that we provide for them. As such, we have organised a trip to London, England to provide students with an experience of British culture and is a great opportunity for all students including those studying English as an additional language, and students with a passion for History, Geography, English Literature and Art & Design.
The 2017 London Trip runs from 26th May to 2nd June, 2017 under the guidance of Ms. Bramley, Mr. Hartland and Mr. Zheng. The students will visit Parliament, The National Gallery, Tate Modern, The British Museum, the West End Theatre, a day trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon, the home of William Shakespeare, and other interesting places.