Friday, 11 July 2008

Year 6 in the Capital

On Wednesday this week children from Year 6 - the top year of the Cathedral Primary School - went on a day trip to London. For many it was their first visit to the Capital, and there was a great sense of excitement in the group. The trip was organised as a reward for the children's excellent behaviour throughout the year, particularly on previous days out and residential trips.

The children were accompanied by a number of staff members and Fr Andrew. They travelled by train, leaving Lancaster at 6:30am and arriving at London Euston just before 9:30am. There they were met by a coach which transported them for the rest of the day.

First stop was the Science Museum. At every corner there are interactive displays - the children were certainly not short of something to do!

The Museum is spread over five floors; it could easily have been a day trip in itself. There was time to explore a few sections before heading off to a small Italian restaurant nearby for lunch.

Next stop the Lyceum Theatre, for the afternoon performance of The Lion King. A visual spectacular - and two and a half hours away from the wet streets of London!

After the show the group headed for the London Eye. On a day trip there was little time to see the sights of London close up; here there was a chance to get a glimpse of most of them from a distance.

The Eye takes about half an hour to make a full revolution, giving plenty of time to look down on London's landmarks - especially the Houses of Parliament, a short distance away on the other side of the Thames.

Despite the rain there were some breaks in the cloud allowing some spectacular panoramic views. Year 6 will leave the school in two weeks' time, reading for the next stage of their education. They will no doubt have some very happy memories of these final days.