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Year 5 Educational Visit to The Tower of London

Year 5 had a very successful and educational trip to the Tower of London on Wednesday 26th April.

We all left school excited in the morning ready to get the train.

For a few children this was their first time travelling to London on a train, so we enjoyed looking out of the window at the sights as they went past.

Arriving in London, we walked through Tower Hill garden to view the execution site and crossed the road to the Tower itself. We walked along the Tower Wharf and took pictures with the River Thames and Tower Bridge – unfortunately the bridge didn’t open for us to see this this time!

After shuddering at the chilling site of Traitor’s Gate, we received a short introduction by a Yeoman Warder (Beefeater) about his job and what it is like to live in the Tower. We then enjoyed a short tour about the Ravens and prisoners by the Warding Deputy Team Leader before we were then free to explore the grounds in our groups.

The children really enjoyed visiting places like: the Bloody Tower, the Crown Jewels, the White Tower and the execution site. All of the children were impressed to see how vast and old the site was and it is hard to believe that it has been standing for over 900 years.

After a tiring, but enjoyable day the team re-grouped and we travelled back on the train – quite a lot quieter than on the way there!


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