London Day 3 #TowerofLondon #Parliament

09:05

The sun is shining for our last day and we are on our way to to see the Queen's Crown Jewels! It has been an awesome morning so far and again we have had an incredible breakfast to fill us up! It's Mrs Tuson's birthday and after a quick singsong at breakfast we are now looking ahead to ways in which we can set new laws in Parliament! Requests so far include:

12,000 'Fun4All' establishments in Macclesfield - Spencer

Free school meals for everyone - Alex W

Ban all smoking - Millie

No school on a Friday - Teachers

The day continued to get off to a beautiful start and with the sun shining we entered the Tower of London to see the Crown jewels, Traitors' gate and so much more. We couldn't quite believe how hard it was to stand as still as the guards!

  A very impressive attempt at being as still as the guards! However, after a minute or two we decided it was time to visit the Crown jewels! Did you know the guards are there for 24hrs a day and stand still for two hours at a time?

A very impressive attempt at being as still as the guards! However, after a minute or two we decided it was time to visit the Crown jewels! Did you know the guards are there for 24hrs a day and stand still for two hours at a time?

After a quick stop for lunch whilst keeping a careful eye on our sandwiches (the ravens looked suspiciously interested), we made our way along the river to the Houses of Parliament. We had a tour of the House of Lords, sat in the gallery of the House of Commons and watched the MPs sitting and found out that there are 'secret' doors that lead to special rooms! After this, we made our way to create and debate our own laws and met the staff from our MP David Rutley's office!

Millie's views on homework during our mock MP session in the House of Commons.

There were lots of impressive explanations and opinions delivered by pupils in our House of Commons debates! The children all managed to get into roll and we think it may have something to do with our opportunity just moments before, where we watched from the gallery in the REAL House of Commons!

  Time for a quick group snap before our long journey home!

Time for a quick group snap before our long journey home!

 A tasty tea...

A tasty tea...

 Lights out on London and hello M1 ... homeward bound!

Lights out on London and hello M1 ... homeward bound!

It's hard to express just how impressive all the Year 5 pupils were, not only did they represent themselves and the school in the highest regard, they also learnt an incredible amount! Teamwork was high on our achievements this school trip and we are looking forward to it continuing in our follow-up work next week in school! For now here's what some pupils wanted to share...

 
'Coming to London has been a once in a lifetime opportunity, We have conquered our fears of heights all because of the amazement of the London Eye. We have learnt so much in 3 days it's unbelievable!'
Millie & Georgia🏻
 
 'On the second day of London we were going on the London Eye and we were scared at first. But, when we first  stepped on the London Eye  we  were all fine .Me and Lucie were suddenly not scared anymore and we have conquered our fear.'
Serena and Lucie
 
'On the London trip we all had a great time . My personality has changed I got on with everyone  me and Dylan have been  working together as a team and so has the class we have worked as a team  . The teachers have been mums  and dads to us it felt like a home to all of us.' ️
Dylan and Rose
 

'We had an amazing time at London the food was amazing and you couldn't find a fault in the service! I absolutely loved our London trip it was fantabulous! My emotions have changed I am now more confident!'

Natasha and Milton

 

' I had the best time of my life we had so much fun l was astonished by all of the views and all of the photos I took but whilst the sleeping was hard but we eventually fell asleep!'

 Grace

 

'The 'Houses of Parliament' was the most exciting and the most exclusive part of this London trip. We think this will be and will always be ,our all time favourite trip- EVER! Thank you to the staff that made this possible, we're so lucky!'

Marc & Akbar 

 

'The Best part of the trip was going on the London eye and the Houses of Parliament because the London eye was fascinating and the Houses of Parliament was interesting. It was the best experience that we have ever been on, which was an amazing opportunity to get for a school trip.'   

Megan and Jack Bu 

 

'We adored the London eye as you could get a superb view from the top! However, Harry Potter studios has to be in the top three moments of the trip, especially platform nine and three quarters for it's magical effects! 

Alex and Esther.

 

We think the London Eye was amazing as we could see nearly all of London from the top. This must have been the best experience ever as a school trip and was a great opportunity to get to know our friends better .  

Kirstie and Charlie.

P.s  We loved the food! ️

 

'The Tower of London  was the best ! Everything we actually saw was made of real carats (gold) and real diamonds . They were so glorious and we saw many crowns . I also liked the iron dragon on one of the floors in The White tower it looked like it was saying...

"High-Five!"

This is the best trip ever!'

Kirara  

 

'This trip was amazing, the thing I loved most was the London eye. I felt faint at first but now I definitely don't regret going on it!'

Erin

 

'We have really enjoyed the Harry Potter studios because of the content there. We enjoyed it when we got to see all the costumes up close and even more so when we saw the Hogwarts express. We also enjoyed the London eye- the views were amazing!'

Bethany and Isabel