On Wednesday, 19th March, we set off very early to London and after a three-hour drive, we arrived in the capital city of the United Kingdom.
All the pupils were very impressed with all the buildings, the famous monuments and bridges of the city.
We started with the visit of The London Eye, which allowed us to have a great view of the city even if the weather was grey and misty. We were all excited and we took loads of photos. Then we got on the coach again to go for a panoramic tour of London.
We crossed Tower Bridge, saw The tower of London, the Gherkin, St Paul’s Cathedral, Victoria Embankment, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey.
We left the bus in Whitehall and saw 10, Downing Street, the Prime Minister’s residence place.
We then arrived in Trafalgar Square, had a view on Nelson’s column, the lions and the National Gallery ; we walked along the Mall, the equivalent of the Champs Elysées in Paris.
We stopped in St James Park to have lunch. The pupils were very surprised to see many squirrels on the grass and in the trees, not afraid at all of the people around.
We then walked back to Trafalgar Square and entered the National Museum. The Art teachers had prepared a very interesting program of paintings representative of the periods extending from the Middle Ages to the end of the nineteenth century.
We spent 2 hours there and the pupils, although very tired, behaved well and showed a lot of interest.
At 5.30, we were back to the coach and drove for another 3 hours to get to Bognor Regis. What a long but full and exciting day!