The students staying at Queen’s and University Colleges swapped the towering spires in Oxford for the bustling city of London. Students grabbed the chance to explore Covent Garden, a historical hub of trade, more recently home to big name brands and a fantastic variety of street performers. The students made full use of their time in the capital, setting off on a walking tour passing the beautiful Buckingham Palace, current residence of Queen Elizabeth II, the London Eye, one of London’s most notable attractions, and finally spotting the Houses of Parliament, completed with Big Ben.
After much exploration, the students returned to school – The School of Rock! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s adaptation of the 2003 film had the students rocking and rolling all night. The plot follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to pose as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. He quickly transformed the class from straight-A students into a guitar shredding rock band ready to perform at ‘Battle of the Bands’. The students fell in love with the amiable rogue, Dewey, and held their rock-horns high along to the track hits performed by a live band.
The students hopped on the bus home and continued to rock out, playing some anthems through their portable speakers and strumming air guitars.
Students are extremely excited following last week’s mid-session party at Kingston Bagpuize, for tomorrow evenings 1950’s themed graduation party at St. Catherine’s College.