Bright and early at 5.00am on the Monday morning of activities week, 41 year 8 and 9 students left Selby High School on their road trip south to SW19 – Wimbledon. Five long hours had passed and we arrived in glorious sunshine.
With sun cream applied, we made our way to court No 1 where our day would be spent watching the highest standard of professional Tennis, seeing the likes of Heather Watson and Jo Wilfred Tsonga. Celebrities (and royalty) were photographed, Kate Middleton being the stand out name.
Day two started with an 8.00am departure to make our way into central London and onto the London Eye, followed by a trip to the Science Museum. Tea was taken at Hard Rock Café before onto the main event of day two, where we attended the Victorian Apollo Theatre to see the West End production of Wicked! The show was astonishing and both staff and students were blown away by the excellence of the performance.
The final day started with an 8.00am check out of the hotel to make our way to the home of the England’s National Football Stadium – Wembley. The tour consisted of visiting England’s changing room, attending their own press conference, making the walk out onto the pitch, sitting in the dugouts and finishing with the walk up into the royal box to hold aloft the FA Cup.
Credit must go to the students who were well behaved throughout, making the whole trip rewarding, with everyone gaining experiences that will last a lifetime!