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History Walking tour of London

On Friday the History Department took 34 students from Y11 and Y10 Early Entry to London, in preparation for their history GCSE next year. The first part of the day was an informative and engaging walking tour led by Mr McGinley, where the group walked over 11,000 steps around London.

The group got to experience first-hand the history of the Elizabethan times, including the sites of the original Globe theatre and Bear Gardens where bears were kept for the 'entertainment' of bear-baiting. After that they arrived at the Tower of London for a workshop where students learned about the significance of the Tower in Elizabethan times and in the prison cell heard a story of a Catholic priest escaping using oranges, string and a feather! Students hoped to become extras in Horrible Histories who were setting up to film, but sadly we had to leave to come home.

It was a great trip and the students represented Crookhorn extremely well and were really engaged.

Student highlights included:

'My favourite part of the day was walking round looking at the buildings and hearing facts about them'.

'Seeing where things used to be in the Elizabethan era'.

'The decorations round the Tower'.

'Noticing that the graffiti in the prison cell was really significant to the Tower's history'.