We set off from Kings Norton Station in glorious sunshine and the weather stayed kind to us all day. For 15 members of the School Council, Mrs Bell and Miss Lay, it was certainly a day to remember. At 9.29 am any unsuspecting passengers at Birmingham New Street might have seen a group of 17 people sprinting from platform 8 to platform 2 and then back to platform 5, just on time to see the 9.30 train to Euston pulling away. Undeterred, 20 minutes later we were on our way to London. We soon became experts at using the London Underground and we made our way to Westminster (via McDonalds!) for our tour of the Houses of Parliament. Highlights included a visit to the Chamber of Commons and to Westminster Hall. We enjoyed a lively workshop all about making laws before meeting our MP, Richard Burdon, who kindly answered our questions and posed for photos.
Then it was time for the London Eye! We put on our 3D glasses and watched a fabulous film before the gentle 30 minute â€˜flight'. Those who had doubts about being so high soon relaxed and enjoyed the amazing views. For the first time in the day, we found ourselves with time to spare, so we enjoyed a leisurely journey back to Euston, stopping for doughnuts and souvenirs on the way.
The students were great company and a credit to the school throughout the day. Well done to: Tom McCann, Sam Allan, Kundai Musara, Vivienne Roa, Ali-Akbar Kazi, Tshwarelo Nhlapo, Daniel Cushing, Matthew Hodges, Callum Byrne, Coree Kirby, Connor Jones, Tara O'Connell, Greg Torlinski, Lashai Ferlance and Kaylib Clements.
Student Voice Co-ordinator