Tuesday promised to be a hugely busy day for our students at St Edmund’s, and with the prospect of an excursion to London in the afternoon, everyone woke with a spring in their step. Breakfast was livelier than ever, as the group discussed the excitement of the day ahead of them.
However, as we are nearing the end of the academic programme, there was no rest from classes and students headed out in the morning to begin their learning. Computer Science and Veterinary Science classes were dynamic. After their excursion to Hamerton Zoo park, those on Veterinary Science were discussing their revelations about endangered species.
Those studying on our Medical Preparation programme were learning how to do cranial examinations and testing out their new skills and knowledge on their classmates. Finally, those on Business and Enterprise were presenting their projects on manufacturing companies, offering their thoughts on the pros and cons of globalisation on the companies they had chosen.
All in all, it was a fast-paced start to the day, and there was no rest for the wicked as students grabbed a packed lunch before jumping on the coach to London for the afternoon. On arrival, there was a huge amount to do, students chose from shopping, eating out and sightseeing in the area around them. They were close to Trafalgar Square, Kensington Palace and the Victoria and Albert Musuem. Once they had taken in the sights, it was time to head to the Phoenix Theatre for Come From Away.
Following from its Broadway success, this new, award-winning musical tells the true story of 7,000 stranded aeroplane passengers and the small town that took them in. Although there were sad moments, overall it was uplifting. The coach home was proof of the success of the trip, as the group discussed their favourite parts of the afternoon!