On Friday of last week (6th July) 25 sixth form students and staff went on a trip to London. The visit was part of the student’s sociology and history studies. Over the course of an action packed day we travelled to Euston station before visiting Whitechapel. Here we take part in a detailed and at times gruesome ‘Jack the Ripper tour’ guided by a well known ‘Ripperologist’, after this we travelled by tube to Tower Hill and had lunch with the Tower of London as our backdrop.
The students then enjoyed a river trip, in an open topped ferry to Westminster, the views form the river offering an amazing way of seeing key London landmarks from the Shard, St Pauls Cathedral to Westminster. We then walked along embankment to the Houses of Parliament. Students were given a guided tour of the Palace of Westminster and got to enter and stand in both the House of Lords and Commons. We then walked to Covent Garden to enjoy the street entertainment and grab refreshments before departing from Piccadilly tube to Euston.
We arrived back at Stoke station at 9.30 in the evening exhausted but still talking about the events of the day and of how hot it was in the capital. This trip is now an annual event and a great boon to studying history or sociology at our sixth form