London on 3rd May 2011
On Tuesday, the 3rd May, we had the opportunity to discover London within
the framework of our classes of English and geography. Our train
from Namur to Brussels left early in the morning. We continued
the trip with two hours of Eurostar and when arriving in London,
we travelled with the underground to go from one district to
another one. We first went to ‘the City’. It’s the place where
all the businessmen work. Afterwards, we went to the impressive
Tower of London and we took some pictures of ‘Tower Bridge’.
Each time, the teachers gave us explanations in English about
the worth seeing places and monuments. At twelve o’clock, we had
some free time to eat and to do some shopping in Oxford Street
which is the place to be in London.
At 14.30, we had to meet at Piccadilly Circus. We were all there with our
purchases in our hands, looking at the vast screens. We walked
until Trafalgar Square where we admire Admiral Nelson and his
ship. We then walked until the horse guards where we took very
nice and funny pictures. We discovered ‘Downing Street’, that’s
the street where the Prime Minister lives. Then we saw some
essential places like ‘The Houses of Parliament’ and Big Ben
(The Clock Tower). We also had a walk through St James’s Park
where there were a lot of squirrels. We arrived in front of
Buckingham Palace where the royal wedding had taken place a few
days before. There was the flag that announced the presence of
the Queen. Unfortunately we could only admire the guards.
The last hour of our day was free. Some of us went to discover Abbey Road
and its famous crossing and others went to finish their
shopping. We took the Eurostar back at 6.30, local time.
Everyone agreed about it: it was a really nice day to be
together, an amazing experience where we had the opportunity to
discover the English culture and where we could speak English
Professeurs organisateurs : Mme Mathieu & Mme Denil