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ESF take cultural trip to London and Edinburgh
March 19, 2018, 4:00 pm

The English School Fahaheel (ESF) students went on a Cultural Tour - a two-day visit to Edinburgh the capital city of Scotland. The first stop was to 'Dynamic Earth', which proved to be an incredible learning experience for both teachers and students. The cutting-edge technology and state of the art interactive displays helped give a better understanding of the processes that have shaped the earth, which included information on the Big Bang theory, Biogenesis, Plate Tectonics and Glaciations.

The second stop 'The Real Mary Kings Close' tied in nicely with what the students had learned in their History lessons as both students and teachers embarked on a journey through time uncovering streets and houses hidden beneath the Royal Mile. The one-hour dramatic episode from Edinburgh's incredible past was a real eye-opener and a great opportunity to see how people lived in the past. Students also had the opportunity to visit the Scottish National Gallery and viewed works by Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh and George Seurat to name a few. This was followed by a leisurely stroll along Edinburgh's medieval streets to purchase gifts and souvenirs.

The Cultural Tour also included a Thames riverboat ride where they were able to take in the historical sites and diverse architecture of London, a visit to Madam Tussaud wax museum, China Town, M& M world and a stop at the Victorian Albert Museum to see their most comprehensive collection of dresses including rare 17th century gowns, 1930s evening-wear and 1960s daywear and post-war couture.

From Central London students traveled to Forest Hill in South London to take in the extensive collections of anthropology, natural history and musical instruments at Horniman Museum and Gardens. This was followed by a photo stop at Hither Green Primary School where on one the teachers attended as a child, a walk through Ladywell park, a shopping trip at Lewisham centre and a coach tour of Blackheath. By foot, students had the chance to explore Greenwich, home of the Cutty Sark sailing ship, Greenwich University and the Art and Craft market.

An unforgettable fun and informative guided tour of Chelsea football club stadium, Home of the Blues concluded the trip. The 60-minute tour included a visit to the press room, inside home and away dressing rooms, the tunnel and dug- out areas and entry to the Museum giving the students a chance to see how Chelsea has evolved over the years.

The English School Fahaheel would like to thank students, teachers and parents for making this trip possible.


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