Trip to the West End

On the 21st November 2016, we took a cohort of pupils to London to see a spectacular West-End performance of the curriculum text: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.

It was all-go as soon as we landed in The Big Smoke. From stumbling across the premiere of a Hollywood blockbuster (and seeing Brad Pitt!) to navigating the infamous London underground. We also ticked off a few world-famous sights: Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus just to name a few.

After a delicious tea at Pizza Express we made our way to the Geilgud Theatre to see the show. Students and staff alike were blown away by the performance. But even more so by our exclusive tour of behind the scenes by the stars of the show themselves! One pupil commented “I can’t believe we went backstage! We’re so lucky”.

That was just day one.

Day two was a whirlwind of adventure too, our first stop was the London Eye to conquer our fear of heights and see the best view of London. More sights: Big Ben; Westminster Abbey and London Bridge. Our trip was then completed with a private tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, it was fascinating to see the contrast between the ultra-modern stage at the Geilgud Theatre and simple, unadorned yet brilliant stage at The Globe.

Phew! It was a phenomenal trip, needless-to-say there were a few sleepy people on the train home!

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