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

ISCA Visit Westminster Abbey and the Science Museum 2014

Today we visited Westminster Abbey. We arrived at the West doors in beautiful morning sunshine, before meeting our special blue badge guides who would explain to us the significance of this amazing Abbey, that dates back to the 9th Century. The guides took us round the Abbey showing us the grave of the unknown soldier, the tombs of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton in Scientists corner, as well as the incredible tombs of previous Kings of England, including Edward the Confessor and Henry VII. After leaving the Abbey we walked along Whitehall to Horse Guards Parade, stopping off to see the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street on the way (we witnessed many of the politically famous faces making their way into Downing Street with David Cameron’s new cabinet only being announced today!)

After a picnic lunch in St. James’ Park we walked on to Buckingham Palace, where the flying of the Royal Standard signified that the Queen was in residence. The afternoon was spent at the Science Museum, where students explored the Apollo 10 Space craft, as well as had a go in the fighter jet simulators! This evening we played a game of faculty vs student Cricket, with the students only needing 6 runs to win off the last over, but sadly the faculty proved too strong in the end….just, winning by 3 runs! Tomorrow we have another on campus day, with Soccer, Rounders and Tennis being the sports!