Eighth-grade students Explore London: England through the ages

From March 27-29, eighth-grade students who did not attend the Spanish or French language trips took part in one of five Explore London experiences. The activities included Logicapalooza, Chasing China, England Through the Ages, Variety is the Spice of Life, and Literary London & Street Photography.

Students visit a statue in the Docklands on March 28. They visited the Museum of London Docklands to learn about the slave trade (photo courtesy of Ms. Giehl).

England Through The Ages was much more than just walking through museums looking at ancient artifacts. Every day of the trip offered fun and refreshing perspective on English history. On the first day, they went to look at the crown jewels at the Tower of London and learned about medieval England.

On the second day, they went to the Docklands and a museum about the slave trade. The museum was interesting and informative, while being hands-on for the students; it even included a giant hamster wheel that everyone went on, simulating how wheels can make it easier to carry weight. 

On the final day, they went to HMS Belfast and Borough Market. It was incredibly humbling to witness some war veterans on the boat. Throughout the trip, students learned about medieval warfare, watched friends down six lemonades at markets, sat in the captain seat of the HMS Belfast, and played medieval games every morning.

About Ella Jackson-Drexler ('23)

Staff Writer and Cartoonist (2018-19)

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