To reward the students at St Mary’s Ascot for all their hard work so far this week, they were taken for a fantastic London excursion.
First on the day’s list was the Sea Life London Aquarium, located on the South Bank of the River Thames. Originally opened in 1997, the aquarium welcomes over 1 million visitors every year. Students marvelled at the magnificent sharks, colourful clownfish and perhaps inquisitive turtles? A particular favourite was Penguin Point; students were able to climb right inside the enclosure into spherical bubbles to get really close to the loveable waddling creatures. The Shark tunnel also really grabbed the student’s interest, being able to walk right under and through the eerie tank of the silent, mysterious and lethal creatures.
After stopping for lunch, everyone ventured onto one the capitals most notorious attractions, the London Eye. Students flew high above the cities buildings, spotting famous landmarks and buildings. Assistant Programme Director, Alex Tebb provided the students with a brief history lesson of the sights before they began their slow descent back to South Bank.
On return back to St Mary’s, the students made friendship bracelets and exchanged them with their newly made friends, before banging bongos in the Chango Lingo exercise.