Over half-term many children from Years 5 and 6 joined the residential trip to London. This was the first time Red House School has run such a trip and for many of the children it was their first time away from home on their own.
Over three days there was an extraordinarily busy programme with visits to the Tower of London to see the magnificent display of ceramic poppies, the Natural History and Science Museums, they watched the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace had a flight on the London Eye, a cruise on the River Thames and attended a performance of Matilda in the West End.
There were regular ‘tweets’ from staff, over the three days, allowing parents to follow the children’s adventures on twitter. I have no doubt that the children got a huge amount out of the many experiences. Their appreciation was demonstrated when they gave Mr Heaton, who organised the visit, three cheers on the coach coming back to School.
My thanks to Mr Heaton and also to Mr May, Mrs Roberts, Mr Jones and Mrs Williamson who accompanied the group. I am aware that plans are already being developed to repeat the experience.