What an amazing day! We were all up bright and early and set-off for London. After a busy few days in Cambridge, it was lovely to take a day trip together and explore this beautiful capital city.
In the morning, the students were given the choice of visiting either the Natural History Museum or the Science Museum, where they could explore all the fascinating educational sites and displays on offer. Highlights included the giant replica model of a blue whale in the Natural History Museum, as well as exhibitions on human biology, creepy crawlies and a small talk on fossils and rocks from a volunteer in the museum.
Life-size whale at the Natural History Museum
We then all took a short walk to the iconic building of Harrods where students were given the opportunity to look inside or grab lunch and do some shopping in the nearby area. Many students were mesmerised by the food hall, clothing and toys on offer in Harrods – and the size of the shop itself!
After lunch, we then headed back to the museum area once more, where students were given the choice of visiting the Science Museum or the Victoria & Albert Museum – famous for its beautiful arts, fabric, furniture and clothes collections.
With more time in the afternoon, the Science museum students were able to visit the interactive floor with fun science games, learn about the story of the Titanic and soak up the overwhelming world of Space and our solar system!
One highlight of the Victoria & Albert Museum was the glassworks floor, where everything was made of glass – from the Pre-Renaissance through to modern day, with colour and design aplenty. There were different types of glassware, jewellery and vases – there was even a staircase and banisters made solely of glass!
We finished the day with a gourmet burger and fries before heading back to Cambridge. We had such a full and fantastic day together and it was a brilliant way to celebrate a great first half of week 1 – bring on the next instalment tomorrow!
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