A tale of two cities…

Hi Parents!

Today we had two exciting excursions, one to Lincoln, a small city in the East Midlands and another to London.

Lincoln

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Once they had arrived in Lincoln, the first group were given a guided tour of the castle which has been on the same site since Roman times. We were also given a whistle stop tour of the castle’s extensive medieval history as a Norman stronghold and how it was defended from multiple attacks.

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The castle has also been used as a centre for justice for little under 1000 years and remains in use today in a Victorian building from 1845. The students were also able to visit a former prison which now acts as a museum housing one of the four remaining original copies of the Magna Carta, signed in 1215.

Later on, the students were given free time to explore the city’s many attractions, including climbing the Norman walls that offer panoramic views of the surrounding area.

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Another point of interest was the cathedral, built in 1185, that features an amalgamation of Romanesque and Gothic architecture.

 

London

On the London trip, the students went on a riverside tour along the embankment, and were able to see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre,  the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge and Tower Bridge.

 

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They were  also able to see such monumental sites as the Prince Albert Memorial and the Royal Albert Hall, as well as  Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square, amongst many, many more!

 

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The famous Twinings tea shop in London in front of the Royal Courts!

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A perfect example of Brutalist architecture, the National Theatre on the Embankment

Our final excursions of the programme were huge successes, with everyone learning loads about British culture and history, and having plenty of fun!!

Until tomorrow,

The CamPrep admin team 🙂