On the morning of Saturday 13th January, around 80 of Bethany’s boarders and staff climbed aboard a double-decker bus and set off for London.
First stop was the Imperial War Museum, where the pupils were impressed with the scale of exhibits and the information available. Some pupils opted for the emotional historic displays in the Holocaust exhibit, while others explored ‘Age of Terror,’ the UK’s first major exhibition of artists’ responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. Over six floors, there was plenty to see and do and we will definitely be returning. There was also, for some, the obligatory visit to the cake and coffee shop!
The group then moved onto Kingston upon Thames in West London, where they enjoyed the warmth of the Bentall Centre: a large shopping mall famed for its architecture. Pupils and staff enjoyed lunch, shopping and an all-round relaxed afternoon before returning to School tired, but having had a brilliant day.