Sixth Form Humanities students recently enjoyed a two-day educational visit to London. At the Freud museum, the final home of the great psychologist Sigumd Freud, they learned about Freud’s own personality and what influenced him to make his pioneering theories. At the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park they were taken on a blue badge guided tour focusing on the redevelopment of the site from once industrial wasteland after the 1980s, with the closure of the London Docklands, to now being one of London’s most attractive areas. They finished their first day with an evening meal at the Hard Rock Café before watching Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock.
The second day saw a visit to the Houses of Parliament where the group were given a guided tour of the Palace of Westminster, sampling a parliamentary debate on the issue of Brexit and looking at some of the most prominent pressure groups throughout history, such as the Suffragettes and CND.
After a question and answer session with Fiona Bruce’s, MP for Congleton, aides they visited one of London’s most famous landmarks St Pauls Cathedral, where they took a dizzying climb, 528 steps, to the top of the famous dome in the golden gallery where they were given spectacular 360 degree views of London.
Mrs Abbotson, Curriculum Leader for Humanities, said: “This was an exciting, informative and enjoyable trip for all with the students learning how their subject linked and taking home valuable information for their chosen subjects to then apply back into their A level courses”.