English Department

It's official - Grange loves London

During the last week of May 2015, 44 students, 5 staff and not quite a partridge in a pear tree, set off at the very early time of 6 o’clock in the morning for the busy buzzing city of London.

Pupils arrived in time to climb on board a boat that took them to Westminster and they then walked to Trafalgar Square and then to the nearby Planet Hollywood for a brilliant burger.  Then it was off to Piccadilly Circus where some street dancers put on an amazing display to Gangnam Style before an evening in the theatre watching the hilarious 39 Steps.

The next day it was up and off for a flight on The London Eye for birds’ eye views of the amazing city, followed by  a walk along The Embankment for a tour of Shakespeare’s Globe.  Time for a rest and some lunch, followed by shopping at Covent Garden while passing by street entertainers, including a bit of culture in the form of opera.

The Grange group became groundlings and watched The Merchant of Venice at The Globe, leaving the theatre to encounter a scene for the new James Bond film being shot outside.  Some of us were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the actor Ben Wishaw better known as Q.

On our last day pupils were given the choice of visiting The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Natural History Museum or Harrods.  Then back on the bus and back to bonny Scotland and Kilmarnock.  Phew!

We are looking forward to next May, when this year’s 3rd year can find out how fascinating London is for themselves.


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