On Monday 16th October, 15 children from Year 5 and Year had the fantastic opportunity to visit London along with Mrs Evans, Mrs McCluskey, Mrs Young, Mrs Glenton and Mr Milligan. It was an early start when everyone met at Newcastle Central Station at 6am all ready for the 6.30am train to London Kings Cross. Everyone was so well behaved on the train journey, we even got a lovely email from a passenger on the train.
"I wanted to drop you a brief note to say that I had the pleasure of sharing a train carriage from York with your school party yesterday. The children were extremely well-behaved whilst the relaxed and assured staff did a great job containing the children's excitement. To be honest, I had feared the worst on boarding! My personal highlight was the boy who spent the whole of the journey checking he hadn't missed Arsenal. I hope you had all had a great trip. All the best"
After the train journey, we were straight off at London King's Cross and back onto the Tube heading for our first stop of Westminster to visit Parliament. We had plenty of time to look around and even spotted Jeremy Corbyn! We had our lunch before heading to speak to the MP for Newcastle North, Catherine McKinnell. We asked lots of questions which she happily answered.
After grilling Catherine McKinnell, we walked across to Westminster Abbey to have short look around before we had some time to do a bit of shopping for souvenirs. We then hopped on the Tube heading back to King's Cross Station. We were very excited for our McDonalds! When we were all full up and getting tired after our long day walking around Parliament, we got back onto the train heading back to Newcastle. We arrived back safely just after 9.30pm and were all ready for our beds after having a brilliant day!