As a reward for Year 9 & 10 students who recorded achievement points for behaviour, attendance and hard work a special trip was arranged for them to visit London’s South Bank in the last week of this busy term. For some students, despite living relatively close, it was their first visit to this part of our capital city.
London’s South Bank is a hub of cultural activity. A two-mile procession of diverting arts and entertainment venues and events, popular with Londoners as well as the millions of travellers who visit every year. The area’s modern-day life began in 1951 with the Festival of Britain.
Students took in The Royal Festival Hall, which has now expanded into the Southbank Centre, the concrete ziggurat of the National Theatre, the London Eye, HMS Belfast, the Tate Modern, Millennium Bridge and more. Students and staff then crossed the river to visit St Paul’s Cathedral.
As well as being a great place to soak up some London culture, the South Bank was just perfect for our students to wander along the River Thames and drink in the view of the city skyline -a reward for a year of hard work and achievement.