Saturday proved to be a busy one at Clare, and with the birds singing the students got out of bed bright and early to head to the UK’s lively capital city. There were certainly a few weary faces at breakfast, however after some good food everyone was eager to get going.
Students boarded the coach at 9:00am to head towards London. It was clear from the noise level on the bus that everyone was definitely excited for the excursion and for some of the students this was to be their first time in the city. After a couple of hours of travelling, we arrived in London where we headed for the National Gallery, a must-see attraction for anyone visiting the UK.
The National Gallery is situated in the heart of Trafalgar Square, one of London’s most iconic tourist spots and the students were eager to get their photos taken near Nelson’s column with the famous lion sculptures. In the gallery, the group had time to marvel at the historic range of art on offer. It is a very peaceful place regardless of the amount of visitors it receives, and the students calmly contemplated the masterpieces as they wandered through.
Once they were finished with the art, it was time to head over to Westminster to visit the Houses of Parliament. This impressive building is the seat of the currently fraught political system in the UK. Students enjoyed the history and fabulous architecture before it was time for some lunch!
After a very busy day of walking around London, the students were understandably tired on their return to college, however there was still a little fuel left in their tanks to complete their all-important homework. Once everyone had written their last lines, students chose to enjoy a relaxing movie night in college. Unfortunately not many made it through the whole film, as students went off to bed to get some rest for a fun day of activities on Sunday.