On Wednesday, Year 5 and staff went to London for the day. Upon arrival in London, we caught the end of the Changing of the Guard ceremony then walked up to see the grandeur of Buckingham Palace with the Royal Standard at full mast. The children were excited to know that it meant The Queen was in residence!
We walked down The Mall, past 10 Downing Street and through St James’s Park, then we had a picnic in the sunshine at Victoria Gardens. After the necessary security checks, we entered the Houses of Parliament, seeing famous sights such as The Great Hall, The Palace of West Minster and the House of Commons where a live debate was taking place.
On the journey home, we stopped off at Oxford Services to enjoy our Burger King meals and made it back to school very tired but with some amazing memories.