It was a theatrical day for the students at St Edmund’s yesterday as the whole cohort was treated to a trip to London to enjoy some of the West End’s best musicals!
Yesterday morning was a busy one, as lessons were still in full swing, and students in our Medical Biology and Neuroscience classes got some practical experience in the form of dissections: there were hearts for the Medical Biology class and eyes for Neuroscience. After the extensive hours of studying theory and anatomy, this was a chance for them to put their practical skills into action.
The day’s main event, however, was of course, the afternoon trip to London. Lessons ended slightly early, as students hurried to their rooms to pick up anything they needed for the trip to the capital. After a speedy registration and picking up a packed lunch, everyone boarded the coach, stopping briefly to pick up Catz students along the way. Students arrived in the heart of the West End in the afternoon, where they were allowed a few hours of free time to take in all that this lively city has to offer. Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Chinatown, and Buckingham Palace were all within reach and the students were also probably in the best place in the world for shopping and restaurants.
As the evening descended, it was time to gather again for the three shows on offer to Eddie’s students: the Lion King, Wicked and the slightly newer Comedy about a Bank Robbery. There’s nothing quite like seeing a West End show, and the magic of the evening was clear from the reactions of all of the students. From the eagerness of their consumption of interval ice cream, to the volume of their applause at the end, it was clear that it had been an evening to remember and a real highlight of their stay.
On the way home, students took the chance to reflect on what they’d seen and share their personal highlights from the shows, before going off to bed when we returned as everyone was exhausted after such a fun filled day!