Year 2 visit London’s landmarks

Elmhurst School for Boys

6th February 2015

On Wednesday 4th February, Year 2 travelled up to London to visit Tower Bridge and the Monument to learn more about London landmarks and the Great Fire of London. All of the boys were fascinated by the glass floor on the walkway across Tower Bridge and learned lots about the complicated engines that enable the bridge to lift and let boats pass through.

From there, we walked to the Monument and saw Pudding Lane, where the Great Fire started in 1666 in Thomas Faryner's bakery. We climbed 311 steps to the top of the Monument to see a fantastic view of the city, with incredible landmarks such as the Shard, the Gherkin and Canary Wharf. We had a brilliant time and were honoured to have the company of Samuel Pepys and King Charles II who accompanied us on the trip!

Read some comments from Year 2, about their day:

"I enjoyed when we went across the walkway at Tower Bridge, especially when we could see underneath us. Reuben and Albi said, "I'm too scared, we might fall through it!" " - Solomon

"We went to Tower Bridge and the Monument by train and it was bumpy. I enjoyed when we stood on the glass floor of the bridge. Then, we went to the engine room, that's powered by steam. I liked the Monument because it was gleaming like gold." - Lucas

"The part that I enjoyed was when we were walking on the glass floor at Tower Bridge because it was so fun. We went up the Monument and there were 622 steps in total going up and down. We also saw HMS Belfast which was used in the Second World War." - Atalik

"When we went up to the top of the Monument, it was very scary and terrifying! I enjoyed doing the drawing of the monument because it was relaxing!" - Reuben

"I enjoyed when Miss Prior dressed up as King Charles and Miss Kasza-Martin dressed up as Samuel Pepys. My favourite part was when we climbed the Monument and got a certificate. I didn't enjoy when it all ended." - Morgan

"We went to the top of the Monument and the view from the top was glorious. There were 311 steps and I was so tired by the end! I give the Monument a score of 311/311!" - Aral

View photos of Year 2's trip here.

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