Independent Schools Cultural Alliance - ISCA – Summer Programs in the UK

Day 3 – Tower of London, London Eye, River Thames – Charterhouse

Welcome to our ISCA adventure – Day 3! For some of us, our first destination was the Tower Bridge. We all gathered outside the gates only to be told the main entrance was closed (after such a long coach drive), but nonetheless for a good reason, we were in for a treat as the King of Spain was visiting today! We had the rare occurrence of witnessing a gun salute to the king (wow – what an amazing sight to behold). While inside the Tower of London, the students viewed the extravagant Crown Jewels, explored the torture chambers, visited the Armoury and looked out for the Seven Ravens of the Tower.
With a good opening account for the city of London the ISCA students were in for more of a treat (as well as the glorious sunshine), next up; an exciting and informative boat trip along the River Thames. During the trip we received an extremely informative session on the many interesting historical landmarks along the river.
When we got off of the boat, we approached our final destination of the day… The London Eye! Wow! This 30 minute journey above the city provided a sky high experience which gave our ISCA students a bird’s eye view of London. We were able to clearly see the iconic structures of London, such as: Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and the Shard.
Upon arriving back at Charterhouse we were in for one last treat as we had delicious pizza for dinner. After dinner we had three sports activities for students to select from (Football, Netball, and Ultimate Frisbee). Two groups of students went to the ISCA Newsroom to work on our online periodical.
Overall a great first day in London!! Next on our agenda…. The first on-campus Sports Day!!!!