Fourteen students from the Bodden Town Primary School graduation class of 2006 recently enjoyed a trip to London thanks to supporters and teachers.
The group of 30 even had the honour of being hosted at lunch by Mrs. Jennifer Dilbert and her staff from the Cayman Islands UK Office.
During the luncheon the students heard all about the job and the role the UK office plays.
The remainder of the two weeks was spent touring London.
The group visited Prince Edward Theatre to see Mary Poppins, the London Zoo, a science museum with lots of planes, rockets, and viewed a 3D movie; at the London Dungeon haunted mansion students screamed and cried their hearts out.
Visiting the Britain at War Museum students learned about civilian life during the Second World War and got a chance to try on gas masks, war helmets and saw many interesting items that were used back in those days.
At Buckingham Palace the group witnessed a parade and the changing of the guard.
They saw the Tower of London, the crown jewels and many other interesting artefacts.
At Madame Tussauds Museum the kids took many pictures of famous stars such as David Becham, Fidel Castro, Pele, The Queen, Prince William and Prince Harry.
‘Prince Edward Theatre was excellent and the kids enjoyed the performance immensely,’ said BTPS past PTA president Christine Mitchell. ‘The theatre experience was the first for most of the students and they were thrilled with the acting performance of the entire cast.’
‘The weather was cool for most of the trip, but the last three days were hot. Everyone marveled at the architectural designed buildings and learnt a lot about London’s history from the bus tour guides.
‘They got excellent views of famous attractions such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, and the London Eye and numerous others,’ said Ms Mitchell.
‘We also went shopping on famous Oxford Street.
‘The trip was very educational and also lots of fun for all.’