Monday 24th February was a special day for Barnby Road, as the current Year 6s became the first ever group of children from our school to go on a curriculum trip to London.
Our topic this term has been called 'What Makes Britain Great?' This has encompassed a wide range of themes, including history, geography, religious education, PSHE, citizenship and music. We have learnt about many things; including the wide and rich heritage of families in our classes, the ethnic, religious and cultural diversity of the United Kingdom, and we have learnt a lot about our political system.
Our amazing trip to London brought many of these things to life. The day included travelling from (a very wet) Newark Northgate on the (very early) 7:58 train; exploring King's Cross station (including seeing platform 9 3/4); travelling on the London Underground, having first gone down some very long escalators (see the photos!); having a cultural tour from Chinatown and Leicester Square (where they were setting up for a premier later that evening), through Trafalgar Square and along Whitehall, past Downing Street and Horseguards Parade; and ending up at the Houses of Parliament, where we had a tour and workshop. The buildings are so amazingly beautiful. We even had a talk from of Robert Jenrick's chief advisors.
And then, as if that wasn't enough, we had more exciting tube journeys before spending the afternoon in the interactive Wonderlab at the Science Museum.
By the time we got on the 5:18 train from King's Cross back to Newark, we were very tired (and that was just the teachers!)
Once London re-opens, the current Year 5s will have an amazing time if they get to do this trip next year!