Nobody was slow out of bed yesterday morning! With the promise of an exciting excursion to the Bristol and a chance to visit the Aerospace Museum there, everyone was up bright and early and down at breakfast in record time!
It didn’t take long for all the plates to be empty and as soon as they were, the students rushed upstairs to grab their bags and cameras. Then it was time to climb aboard the coach and set off for Bristol!
After quite a while on the coach, the students were happy to get off and stretch their legs when they arrived in Bristol. The cohort made the most of the rest of the morning by exploring all the sidestreets in Bristol city centre. Lots of students wanted to buy souvenirs and headed for the shops while others wanted to visit Bristol’s famous markets and check out some locally produced food and drink.
The students spread out for lunch, some choosing to eat a packed lunch while others hunted for the most appetizing menu they could find and had lunch in a cafe.
Everyone met up again after lunch to explore the Bristol Aerospace museum! The museum covers the history of aviation for the past 100 years, including the two world wars so there was plenty to keep everyone happy. The scientists in the cohort were captivated by the museum’s Space Race exhibit while the engineers loved learning the finer details of how each plane flew.
Even those students who were less interested in planes found something to interest them – Concorde! The students were able to take a seat inside the historic supersonic aeroplane and experience the decadent luxury that Concorde passengers travelled in. It was a very classy affair!
On their way back to the coach, flight was on all the students’ minds and viewed any passing birds with a new sense of admiration.
As the students ventured back towards Oxford, museum souvenirs safely in their pockets, there was a definite sense of contentment in the air. Clearly the choice of excursion was a good one!