Recently the Art, Drama and Music Scholars headed off very early in the morning for an educational and entertaining trip to London to visit the National Gallery and watch the classic ‘The Phantom of the Opera’. On walking to the National Gallery, via Trafalgar Square, staff and pupils unexpectedly encountered a‘Gorilla’,fortunately despite its enormous size it seemedrelatively
harmless.

At the National Gallery the
children were inspired
bythework of several
artistsincludingVan
Gough’s‘The Sunflowers’
and ‘The Crabs’, EdgarDegas’ ‘Ballet Dancers’ and Henri Rousseau’s ‘Surprised’.
Pupilsdrew their own pictures and shared their thoughts with each other ontheir favourite
pieces.

After the National Gallery everyone took a stroll to Downing Street, The Cenotaph and
Horse Guard Parade, before enjoying a well-deserved lunch.

The finalstop was to Her Majesty’s Theatre to see ‘Phantom of the Opera’. “Emotionally draining”, “Scary and amazing”, “Mysterious and magical” were just a
few of the many enthusiastic comments made by the children. After the show everyone was invited to an exclusive question and answer session with one of the
stage managers, who shared a fewof the show’s secrets…shhh don’t tell anyone! Pupils and staff had a fabulous day and are definitely hoping for an encore!