ISCA visit Windsor and Runnymede
Yesterday was our final touring day of ISCA 2015. In the morning the group split with half going to Windsor, and half to Runnymede.
The year is 1215 – King John is at war with the Barons and England is at risk of civil war. It was at this time, exactly 800 years ago, that the Magna Carta was signed. This was the first document that enshrined the rule of law, and was really the foundation for democracy. As a result, there is an acre of land in the area that belongs to the USA – where the John F Kennedy memorial stands. The group visited this, as well as the Magna Carta memorial.
This was followed by a boat trip down the River Thames towards Windsor, a wonderful hour long cruise down the banks of the Thames, and through two of the 45 locks on the canal section of the River Thames.
On arrival in Windsor the group visited the Castle, the home of HM The Queen. Sadly, she was not in residence. However everyone still enjoyed exploring the oppulent palace and grounds, and the obligatory gift shop stop!
The evening brought with it the final BBQ and dance, and a good many tears! It has been a wonderful three weeks for everyone at ISCA. Our thanks go to all the teachers and parents that have made it possible, as well as the wonderful students we have had this year…definitely our best group ever!