02 Jul London Trip
On Monday a small group of children from year 3 and 4 went on an adventure; our school’s first ever trip to London! We went to support Caspar, who was the South West finalist in the Poetry by Heart competition. He was performing his poem in the national finals at the Globe Theatre in London and was one of the youngest children taking part. He looked very small on the enormous stage! We were allowed to take 8 children to watch the finals so selected the runner-up children whose video performances had been entered into the competition back at school.
We watched Caspar perform twice in the morning and then set off for an adventure along the Southbank. The children were excited to see the Shard, London Bridge, St. Pauls and all the other buildings. We had lunch overlooking the Thames and then had a fabulous time discussing modern art in the Tate Gallery. After that, we wandered across the wobbly Millennium Bridge, watched the skateboarders in the skate park, had an ice cream, visited the London Eye and saw Big Ben. We finished with a quick play in an adventure playground and then headed back to Waterloo to catch our train home. We arrived back in Rode well past our bedtime but very happy.