After such a sensational evening last night at Bloomsbury House, the students were once again ready to immerse themselves in British history and culture.
Students voyaged to the English county of Berkshire, to Windsor in search of the iconic castle. Windsor Castle dates back as far as the 11th-century, built after the Norman Invasion of England by William the Conqueror. Ancient and traditional British architecture in addition to its notable association with the royal family marks it as a hugely popular tourist attraction. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by the reigning monarch, making it the longest-occupied palace in Europe. To this day, Windsor Castle remains Queen Elizabeth II’s preferred weekend home and is still regularly used for hosting state visits, as well as being a hugely popular tourist attraction. During the Second World War, the Queen sought refuge alongside the royal family at Windsor, which could suggest the reason the intense attachment.
Students spent the morning unravelling the mysteries of the castle, and the afternoon exploring the extensive parkland surrounding the castle. Students finished the day marching down the dead straight two and a half mile so called ‘Long Walk’ driveway with a double lined avenue of trees back to the bus to return back home to Goodenough College.
Tomorrow the students will have time to go and explore London, on their much deserved day off!