Trip to London

Mr Roopak organised a Summer Day Trip last month for the secondary 
pupils of the school to the combined destinations - London Eye, 4D 
Theatre, London Dungeon and River Cruise. The pupils left school 
around 9:15 and travelled free on London Underground to London 
Southbank, and returned back to school by about 18:00 hours. It was a 
fun-filled trip yet combined with learning scopes in the fields of 
English, History, Architecture, Engineering and Technology.

The trip started with a 40-minute circular boat cruise on River Thames 
from London Eye Pier featuring educational commentary from expert 
guides on the history and heritage of the famous buildings, monuments 
and bridges of the City of London all around. Some of these includes 
the Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern 
Art Gallery, Tower of London, Millennium Bridge, Waterloo Bridge, 
London Bridge and the Tower Bridge.

This was followed by a 30-minute rotation on one of the 32 capsules of 
the London Eye – the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel, 
which gave the pupils a chance to explore London’s skyline while 
rotating 135 metres above the River Thames.

The pupils then visited the 4D Cinema Experience to watch a 4-minute 
revolutionary 4D film showcasing the rich cultural diversity of the 
city which is both emotional and entertaining.

After lunch, the pupils spent sometime in the Arcade inside the County 
Hall beside, playing different games and taking rides on the bumping cars.

The final attraction of the trip was a visit to the London Dungeon, 
where the pupils went on a 90-minute journey through 1000 years of 
London’s murky past, moving through scary rides and shows, guided by 
professional actors. It was a fully themed experience, based on real 
London history, reflected through 360^o sets, full on authenticity and 
theatrical storytelling.