Yesterday at Yarnton the students had the opportunity for an exciting trip to the West End to see a brilliant play – Comedy About a Bank Robbery! As was to be expected, everyone was eager for the prospect of a fun day off-campus and in the morning the Long Gallery was abuzz as the group spoke about the day ahead of them over a good breakfast.
Before heading to the capital for the day out, there was time in the morning for lessons. Despite their residual excitement about the evening ahead, students still engaged well with all of their classes. As we are coming towards the end of the two weeks, lessons have become more challenging as students receive their final assignments and presentations in preparation of receiving their graduation scrolls.
Once lessons were complete, everyone headed for their rooms to get changed and grab their cameras as they prepared for some sightseeing and shopping in London. The group grabbed a packed lunch and loaded onto the coach before they set off for the afternoon to the capital.
When they arrived, there was a chance to take a few hours of free time to explore the area. In close proximity there was plenty of opportunity for adventure, with Piccadilly, Buckingham Palace and Oxford Street close by. Some students also chose to enjoy dinner out, but deciding between the vast array of restaurants proved rather difficult for some of the group!
As the doors of the theatre opened, the group entered and from their chatter, it was clear how much they were looking forward to watching the show. Everyone was laughing throughout the play which was very funny and it was clear from their sad faces when it finished, that there is nothing quite like the experience of seeing a play at the West End. On the bus home, students shared their favourite moments and when we arrived back in Yarnton everyone was keen to get to bed after such a busy day!