London

11th & 12th March

 

THURsday 12th March

7.33pm
Last part of the journey. We have left the services now and are heading back to school. Our drivers are telling us we will be back at school at 9pm.
We are looking forward to seeing you all and telling you all about our wonderful trip. Please can you not park opposite the school main entrance, so the coach can get to the front of school please. Avoid parking on Chapel Road please.

7pm
Eating our McDonalds at Norton Canes.

5.50pm
We have had a snack on the coach to keep us going till our McDs. We got stuck in a bit of traffic, but all good now. We have watched ‘Sing’ and ‘Home’ on the coach DVD.

3.53pm
We are all back on coach and heading towards motorway. We have had a brill time and feel worn out.
Traffic is busy but moving. Keep an eye on the blog for the time we are due home please. Can’t wait to see you all.

2.48pm

Us coming out of the end of the tube.

2.42pm

We are at the slide now and some of us are looking at the views and the rest of us are braving the slide.

1.39pm

We are on the coach again. Heading to our last London stop - Orbital.

1.20pm

Eating our packed lunch on the Royal Docks.

12.51pm

We are on the Emirates Airline cable car travelling over the Thames. We can see for miles.

12.11pm

We have seen the Shard, Tower Bridge, monument, St Paul’s, Tower of London and loads more.

11.55am

On the Thames clipper heading to the O2. Speeding towards the famous landmarks.

11.19am

Our two pods coming down to land. We had an amazing flight.

10.55am

All on the London Eye now. We are in two pods. It travels really slow so you can take in all the views. It is a lovely sunny clear day, so we can see all the way to Wembley stadium.

10.49am

They are letting us on the London Eye  and it is very high and exciting.

10.31am

Just arrived at Eye. Been souvenir shopping and eye flight at 11am.

9.45am

Outside Buckingham Palace.

Let’s of posh dressed people as awards day. Police guard let us stand near gates. Queen is in as royal standard flying. Prince Charles coming to do awards.

8.58am

All on the coach again now heading off to Buckingham Palace.

  

8.45am

Getting all our stuff together to set off on day 2. Checking out.

7.47am

Having breakfast, cereal, toast, jam, lots of choice.

6.45am

Girls 1 room all awake and chatting. Lots of bed hair and sleepy eyes.

6.35am

Everyone is awake but quietly chatting until time to start getting ready. 

Got earlier brek this morn, so heading down about 7.30am.

We all had a great nights sleep. All asleep by 9.45pm.

 

 All staff asleep by 9.46pm!

6.22am

Breaking news in the girl’s dorm - Flo lost a tooth yesterday, but she wasn’t sure if the fairies came to London, but it seems they do!! She got the London weighting allowance of £2!

  

  

Wednesday 11th March

7.15pm

We are all back in our rooms now with our teachers. We are changing into our PJs and having some games and chat before we settle down. We have a special job to do and then we will start to get ready for bed properly. We are all OK and very tired. Had an exciting day and looking forward to more fun tomorrow. Goodnight to everyone.

6.37pm

Dining room is very posh. We had choice of chicken curry, rice, salad, turkey, cheese and brownie for dessert. All yummy.

5.55pm

We are back in our rooms chilling until time for evening meal. We have had a brill day and are feeling very tired. We have got the sand out of our shoes and Miss DaCosta says it is like being on the beach in Barbados.

5.45pm

Last run around before we leave the NHM. We think the teachers are trying to tire us out!

4.45pm

Meeting the TRex, real size, life like.

4.33pm

Experiencing an earthquake in the NHM.

4.05pm

Creepy crawly room at the NHM.

3.44pm

Outside the hotel after checking in. Heading off to Natural History Museum now

3.20pm

Having our induction talk and checking in to the hotel.

2.41pm

All back on the coach. Off to check in to hotel now.

  

1.32pm

Playing on Diana’s playground. There are some amazing things to play on. Weather is still nice.

12.45pm

At Kensington Gardens eating our packed lunch. Weather is beautiful and sunny.

12.10pm

Back on the coach and off to the park now.

12.05pm

Star Wars room. Spot the difference.

11.43am

Riding the Spirit of London taxi ride.

11.33am

In the rock and roll/ pop room.

11.22am

We loved the Royal and World Leader room.

11.19am

King Kong

11.16am

World Champ AJ

11.15am

Sports star room.

11.11am

Steven Spielberg.

Shrek and tinkerbell

11.02am

Hunger games.

ET phone home.

10.45am

Rubbing shoulders with the stars in Madame Tussaud’s.

Can you spot the celebs??

10.33am

Arrived at Madame Tussaud’s.

10.03am

On coach on outskirts of London. Still ok traffic. We are busy colouring and chatting. Madame Tussaud’s is first stop.

8.31am

Back on coach now. Watching rest of Paddington, seeing all the tourist sights in London.

  

8.15am

Just having snack at Corley services. Teachers having much needed Starbucks, extra shot.

We have all been having great fun and chatting about what we are looking forward to. Watched half of Paddington on dvd too.

7:38am

Hardly any traffic on the motorways so at Birmingham now. Stopping at about 8am for our snack at Corley.

   

7.34am

We are all on the coach heading down the M6 and Ms DaCosta has asked us what we are looking forward to doing or seeing in London.

   

Miss DaCosta is looking forward to seeing Jose Mourihno at Madame Tussaud’s.

I’ve got my fingers crossed the cable car is working and soooo excited about the orbital slide. Mrs Degg

I’m looking forward to London Eye. Kaya

I’m looking forward to the London eye. Brady                                                  

I’m looking forward to seeing the museum. Elliott

I’m looking forward to the orbital slide and bed. Austin

I am looking forward to the hotel and the orbital slide. Mae

I am looking forward to the Ferris wheel. Riley

I am looking forward to the London eye. Joseph

I am looking forward to seeing the museum and Madame Tussaud’s. Alfie

I am looking forward to going on the epic slide. Jacob

I am looking forward to go on the London eye and seeing Buckingham palace. Matia 

I am excited to go on the cable cars and the orbital slide. Mrs Aitken

I am looking forward to go on the orbital slide. Harrison

I am looking forward to go on the London eye. Caleb

I am really looking forward to conquering my fears on the cables cars. Miss Walsh

I am looking forward to go on the orbital slide and see the hotel rooms. Maya I

I am looking forward to the Ferris wheel. Katie

I am looking forward to the orbital slide. Maya W

I am looking forward to orbital slide and the museum. Poppy

I am looking forward to the London eye. Sofia

I am looking forward to the boat ride. Lexi

I am looking forward to going on the the London eye and the boat ride, well everything. Charlotte

I am looking forward to going in the orbital slide. Florence

I am looking forward to going on the slide. Lilly

I am looking forward to seeing the London eye. Sophie

I’m looking forward to get away from my brothers and go on the boat ride. Lacie

I’m looking forward to going on the cable cars this year. Mrs Ryding

  

5.45am

Off we go, we are all seated and excited about our trip. Our drivers are Chris and Martin. Miss Da Costa says that is easy to remember because of Coldplay!

 More blog to follow when we stop for a snack.