08:45 - the coach has departed, everyone has been to the loo, and the air conditioning is working! But the big question on all the children's lips is: Can we watch a DVD?
11:26 - We're just pulling into central London. No one has been sick, spirits are high, lots of famous landmarks spotted already ... and a BMW i8! Two boys in particular are very excited to see that.
12:00 - After arriving a little later than expected, we stop for an early lunch in the Turbine Hall.
12:45 - We are enjoying exploring a room with art works around a theme of energy and movement. Lots of pieces of art are making us ask the question "is this really art?'
13:30 - A very interesting video about visually impaired artists drawing and painting portraits, and some interesting sculptures that make us question what is valuable, and what is junk.
15:00 - The coach has just departed and we are enjoying some very contemporary 'art' - traffic! Everyone talking about favourite sculptures and paintings, sharing sketches, eating Twixes and relaxing after a fantastic day.
A huge thank you to all of the parent helpers who came with us to lead groups around the museum.
Year 5/6 have enjoyed a fantastic visit to the National Space Centre in Leicester. We learnt about many areas of space exploration to support our science work in school, and found answers to a lot of intriguing questions such as 'How fast does the International Space Centre orbit the earth?' (17150 mph, or 5 miles every second!) Particular highlights of the visit, as voted for by the children, were: the Planetarium 'astronaut' show; driving the Mars rover and looking at possible causes of the big bang.
We would also like to thank our fantastic parent helpers, without whom the visit would not have been possible.