Year 6s enjoy a visit to the West End as a prize for selling the most raffle tickets for the Thornton Fête.
On 29th June, we were given the opportunity to go to the Lyceum Theatre in London to see The Lion King. Mrs Darwin had been gifted tickets for the show and offered them to us as our prize for selling the most raffle tickets. In our generosity we asked our friends in 6TH if they would like to join us for the day.
We arrived at Milton Keynes Central train station having travelled from school by minibus. We jumped on the 9.47am Virgin train to London Euston and, approximately 35 minutes later we arrived! Many escalators later, we took the southbound Northern line to Leicester Square and from there we walked to Covent Garden. On the way we stopped to watch a group of street musicians who were performing in Covent Garden market; they were so good that Mrs Darwin gave us some money to give to them.
After that, we went on our merry way to the theatre and we arrived in good time in order find our seats…
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The girls were spellbound for the entire performance and enjoyed the – albeit pricy – ice creams during the interval. At 5.15pm we left the theatre and walked to Nandos for our supper. This was another welcome treat for girls and staff alike! From here we headed back to Euston via Tottenham Court Road underground station; by this time the girls were experts on the tubes and escalators. The girls were then allowed to buy a few sweets with their 50p change from their ice cream money. Flora bumped into her Mum and Martha saw her Dad at Euston station (it’s a small world!) Thirty two minutes later we arrived safely at Milton Keynes Central to hand over tired but happy girls to their parents and Mr Holmes could finally breathe a sigh of relief!
The girls’ behaviour was exemplary throughout the entire day and I was proud to take the Thornton Year 6 girls with me to London for a special day out.
Written by 6CW and Mrs Darwin.