On the 16th April 2015, 49 Transition Year students along with four teachers, Ms Egan, Ms Howard, Mr Flynn and Mr O’Brien embarked on the first foreign trip with the school in six years.
Our trip began on a bus outside the school at 3.30am Thursday morning. We headed to Shannon Airport where we eagerly awaited our flight to Standsted London.
On arrival we were greeted by a double decker tour bus which brought us around to see what wonderful sights London had to offer. We saw Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. We then enjoyed walking around the outskirts of Buckingham Palace and experienced watching the changing of the guards.
Covent Garden was next on our guided tour, there we had some time to shop and grab something to eat.
Later that night we went to the Novello Theatre where we saw an outstanding performance of Mamma Mia. The show exceeded our expectations and proved to be one of the highlights of everyone’s trip.
An early start the next day lead us to the Shakepeare Globe where we learned a lot about its history and got the chance to take part in a workshop that gave us an insight into the play we will be studying next September.
The next three hours consisted of visits to the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum, these were both full of exciting things to discover.
That evening we dined in Pizza Express where we celebrated one of our classmate’s birthday.
Our next activity was highly anticipated by everyone and turned out to be another memorable item on our itinerary.
As a group, we appreciated great views of London as we travelled between Greenwich Peninsula and The Royal Docks on the Emirates Airline Cable Cars, London’s newest tourist attraction.
On our last day we had breakfast as a group in the hotel, packed our bags and left for Greenwich for some personal sightseeing and experienced Greenwich Markets.
Our final stop before Stansted Airport was Westfield Shopping Centre the biggest urban shopping centre in Europe. We shopped till we dropped here for four hours which proved to be too much for some people!
Our spectacular adventure came to an end at 11.30pm when we all arrived safe and sound back at the school with a new-found understanding of exhaustion!
The trip really exceeded everyone’s expectations and it will always be one of the most unforgettable experiences of our school life.
Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré Transition Year 2015 Group at the Natural History Museum on their recent London Trip.
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