Year 10 NCOP students from 3 partner schools had a fabulous experience at our residential Our City Cultural Capital weekend, accompanied by Justine & Mark from AHL and under-graduate NCOP ambassadors from 3 partner universities! We are grateful to Roehampton University, The Royal Veterinary College and Ravensbourne University for providing the ambassadors who helped to make the experience so special.
We stayed at the lovely Earl’s Court YHA & had some of our meals in restaurants, family favourites Frankie & Benny’s and Garfunkel’s. Students were able to experience a fantastic KS4 Drake’s Circumnavigation Tour on the Golden Hinde; a West End theatre visit to see Mamma Mia; a visit to the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London; 2 River Thames cruises; a visit to Tower Bridge with its 125 year anniversary exhibition and glass-bottomed walkway; a visit to Buckingham Palace and a trip to the top of The Shard!
What an action packed couple of days! There was a lot of walking and a lot of laughing, some singing and some very tired but happy students and staff at the end. We learned a lot about Our City and can’t wait for next year!