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Posted on: 11/05/2022

Year 8 history visit to the Tower of London

Very early on Friday 6th May, a group of Year 8 pupils and staff left Cardiff for a visit to the Tower of London.  Upon arrival at the Tower of London, we viewed the Crown Jewels, the famous White Tower and the Bloody Tower. 

Year 8 have been studying religious change during the Tudor period and so there was much to see regarding the use of the Tower of London as a palace, a prison and a place of execution. 

We were visited by one of the famous ravens during lunch, before enjoying a tour with a Tudor costumed guide, telling us stories about Elizabethan religious prisoners.  Later in the afternoon we took a river cruise from the Tower Bridge Quay to Westminster, viewing many famous sights from the river and learning even more history.  To finish the day, we walked up Whitehall, seeing the Cenotaph, Downing Street, Banqueting House, Horseguards Parade and then finally Buckingham Palace. 

We were a tired group returning to Cardiff but we had learnt lots and most importantly had fun.   

Written by Mr A Smith




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