It was a superbly sunny day in London, as students pitched up at Jubilee Gardens and took a short hop along the South Bank to the London Aquarium. Students were rather thrown in at the deep end (as it were), as they started their visit by walking over the shark tank. Parents should rest assured that they were at a high enough distance, and that the sharks are so accustomed to the company of people, that they were in no danger ―at most, there was baring of teeth (which might have been smiling) and some showy tail-flipping. Thence they bid good-day to the massive stingrays (cartilaginous fish related to sharks, they learned), marvelled at the movement of the sea-turtles, and watched as the penguins enjoyed a fish dinner.
Students then had their own picnic lunch in Jubilee Gardens under the gaze of the London Eye, and afterwards, took a flight on the very same ―they saw over the whole of London, and even spotted the London Pride parade as it arrived in Trafalgar Square.
When everyone had seen their fill of London’s skyline, they returned home to Yarnton Manor ready for make-your-own fajita night, film night in the cinema room, and lawn games such as Kuub and Croquet. The keener performers amongst them could also be seen rehearsing for ORA’s Got Talent this coming Thursday.