13 December 2019

Sixth Form in London for General Election results day

Friday 13th December saw 15 students travel to London for the annual Sixth Form London Trip. The day began at 5.30am with students taking the early train to London Paddington, from where we travelled by [very busy] underground to Westminster on the morning of the much awaited general election result. The morning was spent touring the Place of Westminster and House of Commons following a film which guided students through over 1000 years of the history of parliament. We then visited Westminster Hall (where we squeezed in a Christmassy group photo).

From there, the group walked on past Downing Street and Trafalgar Square and on to Piccadilly Circus where students were able to spend some time shopping in the bustle of London a little more than a week before Christmas. Plenty of shopping, plenty more food and one [rather lengthy] walk back via Oxford Street and we were all very happy to make it to the comfort of our train for the journey home.

The day was an excellent chance for students to experience a taste of the capital and to get a unique insight into how our government operates, in especially political times. We were impressed with the way the group took a very long and busy day in their stride and received an email on our return to the College commending them on how well they had represented SJH.

A special thank you to all those students who attended for making the day such an enjoyable one.

Mr Dunkerley 
Assistant Principal | Head of Sixth Form