TSIMS Trip to LondonFriday, March 29, 2019
On Wednesday, 20th March, the students at The Grange ventured further afield to London, for an educational trip to The Globe Theatre, organised by our English teacher Mrs Stevens, to watch a performance of Romeo and Juliet. This was an excellent opportunity, as several of the classes have been studying this work by Shakespeare recently and this allowed them to compare live performance to the text they had been studying. The group were also accompanied by their Art teacher Mrs Griffiths, who headed to the Tate Modern, to admire pieces of Art.
The 24th April was a long awaited trip for the students at The Grange, with Mrs Shearman our House Mistress booking tickets months in advance to Harry Potter World. After a 3 hour drive and a snack stop, students from Foxcombe and The Grange arrived at Warner Brother studios, in Watford, to start the tour. They were also joined by keen Harry Potter fans Miss Conway and Mrs Smith who were more than able to provide them with Harry Potter facts throughout the day.
As students entered through the Great Hall, they marvelled at props, scenery and special effects that had been used in the Harry Potter films. Rakhym, Fifa and Antony all had a go on a broomstick, with Rakhym collecting a flight video of himself to take home at the end of the day. On route, the students collected stamps to fill in their special passports in different areas of the building and after a brief pit stop for Butter Beer, the students explored The Dursley house on Privet Drive, witnessing the famous cupboard under the stairs, where Harry spent a lot of his time! The students then stocked up on Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Botts every flavour jelly beans, to share with their friends on the journey back.
I went to London to watch Romeo and Juliet and visited an art museum called ‘Tate Modern’ with the entire school’s students. We woke up at 6:30 in the morning and we left the school at 7:30. We went to London by train and it took us about 2 hours, we arrived at Paddington station at 10 o’clock. We had a two hour walk across London where we saw Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and Hyde Park before we arrived at the ‘Tate modern’. Before we went into the museum, we had our lunch outside and enjoyed a beautiful London city view. Then we went in and saw a painting from Roy Lichtenstein called ’whaam’ and a painting by Monet. We then went to the Globe Theatre to watch the Romeo and Juliet. Then we went back to Paddington station by the underground and finally arrived at school at 7pm in the evening.
In this trip my favourite part was the play of Romeo and Juliet because the actors were really funny and although some of the words were too hard to understand, there were subtitles on the side so we could read them too. I also liked the view of the London because I could feel the hustle of it whilst also feeling relaxed when we walk through Hyde Park.