History Trip to London
An action-packed two days of history in London.
Twenty eight girls and three staff enjoyed a fantastic two day visit to London in early October. Girls reflected on the horror of the Holocaust in the wonderful Imperial War Museum and found modern day relevance in a special exhibition 'From ISIS to Ebola'. After tea, they went aboard HMS Belfast for an evening introduction to the ship and tour of the Captain's deck in the moonlight! The next morning, they had a learning session where they handled artefacts and learnt about life on HMS Belfast; they were amazed to learn that the deck on which twenty eight of them slept, once held 160 sailors (and they complained that it was cramped!). After a self- guided tour of the ship, we finally headed to Churchill's War Rooms where we saw the actual rooms from which the Second World War was governed. A highlight of this was seeing the private bedroom that Churchill had installed for his wife, Clementine, whom he always liked to have close.
It was an action packed two days but girls were buzzing!