What an amazing fun packed three days we have had on our Year 5 and Year 6 London Residential. We must say that we are very proud of all of our pupils, they behaved and represented Tilstock C of E Primary School exceptionally.
We waved goodbye to all parents at 7:00am on Monday 3rd June and headed south for London. We arrived at St Paul’s and All Hallows’ C of E School, who greeted us warmly and allowed our pupils to have a run around and join in with their playtime. Next we said goodbye to the school and minibus and with all our luggage we headed for the nearest tube station, past Tottenham Hotspur’s Training Ground, to find our hotel.
Once we had relieved ourselves of our heavy luggage we headed back on the tube to Kings Cross and platform 9 3/4. We then traveled onto Covent Garden to watch a street act who nominated Mr Spicer to help out. Next it was on to the Hard Rock Cafe and Shop for tea and then back to the hotel after a busy day to get ready for bed.
The next day we were back on the tube and onto Westminster. The children exchanged ‘Dabs’ with another school on the boat ferry. Unfortunately restoration is still going on and Donald Trump was in Westminster, so we were unable to see as much as we hoped and moved on to the Natural History Museum followed by the Science Museums. By now the children were starting to fatigue, so it was back to the hotel for a rest. That evening, we went to Garfunkel’s for tea, followed by going to see Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre, which was absolutely amazing and both pupils and staff really enjoyed the show before going back to the hotel. This concluded a very busy day where we had walked 12k!
On the last day after our big breakfasts, we packed our things into our cases ready for our trip back home. We stopped off once more at platform 9 3/4 before heading back to St Paul’s and All Hallows’ C of E School. The group said goodbye to the tube for the last time and the host schools put on a few dances and films they had made for our students. During this time we told our host schools about Tilstock C of E Primary School and discovered some similarities between the schools as well as differences.
Unfortunately we were unable to do a tour of the Tottenham’s grounds, but all the children received goodie bags. The trip was amazing and the children did us proud and we would like to thank Mr Spicer for driving all the way there and back.