National Gallery & Changing Of The Guards
National Gallery and Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace
On Monday 15th May 2017, a group of EAL students were given the opportunity to learn from every situation and embrace diversity by attending a trip to the National Gallery and Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace.
Upon arrival at Trafalgar Square, the students were set a task which they had to complete. The ‘Scavenger Hunt’ activity taught them to be independent and required them to work in teams and communicate with each other to complete the task set. The Year 9's enjoyed this first part of the day and rose to the challenge as well as being very competitive with each other.
During the second part of the day, the students took a stroll to Horse Guards Parade and watched the colourful spectacle and British pageantry encompassed in the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace. This enabled the students to gain first-hand experience of the different cultures in our society and also broaden their knowledge - a 'must see' for anyone who loves British ceremonial at its best and who wants to understand the special relationship between The Sovereign and her personal protection force.
The last part of the day was relaxing for the students as we went into the National Gallery. They received a guided tour of some parts of the Gallery with a Myths and Legends theme. This session enabled students to express a real interest in the portraits and to use their inquisitive skills to find out more. The students have put into practice what they learnt about Myths and Legends in the classroom.
Embracing Diversity – The Bow Way