Primary school children enjoy packed trip to London

Children from North and South Cowton and Melsonby Methodism Primary School headed off to London for a three-day visit at the start of June.

Day one consisted of a visit to the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and a dinner that ended the evening with a walk to Wembley Stadium and down Wembley Way.

The children were most excited on their visit to the National History Museum to find out about the different exhibitions.

On arrival at the Science Museum, the excitement continued when the children explored the developments of technology and medicine through the ages.

Day two was even more action-packed with a visit to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – the children and staff were all in awe at the size of the stadium, that it had its own Formula 1 Racing Car inside and that it was the only stadium that you can walk on the roof of an abseil from the Cockerel!

The flight’on the Millenium Eye to see some of the sights of London from a birds-eye view brought several wow moments. It was followed by a cruise along the River Thames in the sun, the children had the opportunity to learn about many famous landmarks.

Finally, a self-led walking tour which took the children past the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and round to The Mall, where they were able to look down and see Buckingham Palace.

They also walked past Downing Street, called in to The Hard Rock Café for tea and finally a enjoyed trip down Shaftsbury Avenue to see the production of Mrs Doubtfire.

Before heading back to Yorkshire, the final morning consisted of a visit to London Central Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre, followed by a picnic in Regents Park.