On Wednesday, we had an early start as we had to be at the Houses of Parliament for 9.30. After a long, delayed journey on the tube and a last minute walk to avoid the crowds, we arrived slightly later than planned at the Houses of Parliament. We had a fascinating tour where we got to see the House of Lords and see where the Queen sits when she visits! We headed back to the school for a tasty lunch of pasta and then competed in a dodge-ball tournament against Risley School. Unfortunately, we didn’t win but we all had a great time!
We spent the morning on an open top bus seeing the sights of London. The highlight for some of us was seeing the London Eye and the Shard! We then went to the Tower of London and saw the crown jewels, which were very impressive! Our action packed day continued with a boat ride across the Thames, with a tour guide that made us all laugh! We then had some free time in a play park and lots of the children made some new friends. Finally, we saw Buckingham Palace, where we saw some guests arriving for a dinner party with Prince Charles!
We couldn’t believe it was our last day in London! The time had flown by! Before we left we had an assembly with the Risley children and they gave us all a mug to say thank you for looking after them in Cornwall. We then waved goodbye and boarded the coach ready for the long journey back home. To break up the journey we stopped at Windsor Castle and were lucky enough to see the Queen! Our last stop was at a Harvester restaurant, where we all enjoyed a meal together and shared our favourite memories of the week. We arrived back at the school tired but excited to share with everyone the amazing things we had done during the week.