Day Two- Winchester
Today the students visited the town of Winchester, which is home to sites such as a historic cathedral, castle, and town that was once the capital of England under the rule of King Alfred the Great of Wessex. To start off the trip, students departed the coaches and walked to the lawn in front of Winchester Cathedral where they enjoyed lunch with friends and staff. After this, students toured the cathedral in small groups and witnessed first-hand the marvellous architecture and sculptures that were constructed as early as 1079! Winchester Cathedral is also home to the shrine of Saint Swithun, an original copy of the Magna Carta, and Bibles from the 12th century.
Winchester Castle, founded in 1067 by William the Conquerer and home to King Arthur’s round table, was also a site visited and admired by both students and staff on the trip. Finally, everyone was given the chance to explore and shop in the town before departure back to Charterhouse. The kids returned to campus where they enjoyed volleyball and an outdoor barbecue dinner with friends.