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Months of meticulous planning meant not a single second of the London trip was wasted - read Miss Hill's account of a whirlwind three days.

 Day One:
After 12 months of planning and fundraising for the Social Sciences trip to London Mrs Burn, Mr Campion, Mrs Gears and Miss Hill met 29 excited students at Plymouth railway station at 7am on 31 October 2016 for an early train journey to Paddington for a three-day packed insight into the UK's diverse and multicultural capital city.
The three-day programme encompassed all Social Sciences subjects: Geography, History, Modern Britain, Sociology and Business Studies.

After our first tube journey and checking into the Meininger Hotel, formerly Baden-Powell Scout Hostel, we walked across the road to the Natural History Museum.

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There, students enjoyed spending the afternoon exploring the exhibitions and galleries such as the dinosaurs and natural hazards.
Students spent an exciting evening at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. For some it was the first experience watching a musical in a theatre, yet alone in the West End.

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Day Two:
An early rise and breakfast before a tour of the Houses of Parliament, incorporating a 360 degree film show of the history of parliament followed by a guided tour of the Houses of Lords and Commons and the original palace where Henry VIII reputedly played indoor tennis. Students listened to how laws are made and saw the grandeur of gilt and gold adorning the Queen's throne - used once a year at the Opening of Parliament.

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The guide talked through elections and voting processes taught in Modern Britain lessons here at the College in Year 7 and 8.
3pm: A trip on the London Eye taking in views of the River Thames and iconic sites of the City of London followed by a trip to the London Dungeon watching scary, dramatised historic stories such as the Gunpowder Plot, Jack the Ripper and the Great Plague.

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After a welcome short rest and change into warmer clothing we made our way to Tower Hill tube station for the night-time walking tour of the Jack the Ripper Murders.
The tour guide captivated the students walking to the five sites of the murders and retelling, in depth, details of the killings and possible suspects.
The History students learned about Jack the Ripper in Year 9 and the tour guide was impressed with their knowledge and questions.

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Day Three:
We caught the River Boat from Westminster Bridge to Greenwich where we boarded The Cutty Sark, a preserved 19th Century clipper used for transporting tea, for a self-led tour before heading to Convent Garden to soak up the cultural atmosphere and do a little souvenir shopping before the evening return train journey.
We received many comments about the group’s conduct and behaviour including at the Houses of Parliament, Jack the Ripper tour and a group of women on the return train home.

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