3.1 miles and a detour! - Year 6 Visit the London Eye

If a walk of 3.1 miles wasn’t enough for Year 6, they also had to deal with the closing of Horse Guards Parade, a taxi drivers’ protest and a commemorative service at Westminster Abbey!  We had decided that we would do a walking sight seeing tour of our capital city having read “The London Eye Mystery” as one of our Literacy texts this year. 

The story tells of a young boy who disappears whilst riding the London Eye.  Mrs Rusling and Miss Roberts were keeping a close eye on us while we were on the eye – they didn’t really want to lose us after all!  Thankfully the weather was kind to us and we could see as far as the Wembley Arch as well as many of the other famous sights in London – Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the Shard, Buckingham Palace.  We had lunch, enjoying the sunshine beside the River Thames and then went for a further walk through the London streets to Trafalgar Square and on through to St. James Park to feed the ducks.  There were a few tired feet when we arrived back at school but it was a great day out for all of us.