The sun was shining down warmly yesterday for our students’ first excursion. After a filling breakfast, they clambered aboard the coaches waiting outside the college. Their destination: central London.
After arriving, it was a short walk from where the coach dropped them off to the first stop on their trip: the Victoria and Albert Museum. Along the way, the students got to feast their eyes on some of London’s stereotypical sights – an old-fashioned phone box and some classic red buses.
Inside the V&A, the students were spoiled for choice when trying to decide what to see first. The museum houses a permanent collection of over 2.27 million objects, spanning 5,000 years of human creativity, and four continents.
The artists amongst the students were in paradise, and even those more interested in science were fascinated by the vast, beautiful work on display. As they passed through the gift shop, many of our students were unable to resist buying a momento from their trip.
In the afternoon, it was time to move on to the second stop on the excursion: The National History Museum. Within its walls, it was now the scientists’ turn to be awestruck. The museum houses some 80 million items within five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology and zoology.
Among the exhibits most enjoyed by our students were the dinosaur area and the wildlife garden. A T-Rex provided the perfect background for lots of students’ photos!
Back at St.Peter’s, some students used their free time before bed to work on their group projects and presentations while others took the opportunity to relax after a long day of walking.