Il 2 luglio siamo partiti per Londra con il primo di due gruppi di little linguists di quest'anno - il secondo partirà all'inizio di settembre. Abbiamo trascorso una settimana stupenda assieme. :o)
I bimbi e ragazzi hanno fatto di tutto, provato di tutto, mangiato di tutto e parlato con tante tante persone diverse...
E' stata meravigliosa poter fargli vedere la 'nostra' Londra - vivendo assieme in una casa proprio come una grande famiglia!
GRAZIE per il bellissimo viaggio assieme e tutti i ricordi stupendi del nostro tempo...in town.
You guys are awesome!!
And we're off!
The travellers all ready to go through Passport Control!
London was very kind to us all week weather wise!
Heading out to the bus stop.
In the Natural History Museum, handouts to the ready!
The spinal cord went down well and we had enormous fun doing all kinds of things. :o)
And a delicious, much deserved dinner at Honest Burgers...
We then grabbed a picnic lunch meal deal and walked to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park where the 2012 Olympic Games were held!!
After a picnic lunch we explored the park and then headed to Anish Kapoor's amazing sculpture to ride the 178m slide...twice!
After that fun it was on to Fish House for delicious fish 'n' chips for dinner. Tia, the manager, looked after us all really well and everybody ordered what they wanted. Even the mushy peas were delicious.
Then it was a walk home for showers, chatting to family and eventually bed.
We went through our handouts for the day - Sky Garden and the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square and on to the National Portrait Gallery to see who we could find, on from there through Leicester Square and the M&Ms and Lego stores, then Forbidden Planet for some super hero stuff and past Phoenix Gardens on to the amazing Foyles bookshop before heading to Wahaca for dinner!
Michael Rakowitz's amazing recreation of a sculpture of a lamassu which was sadly destroyed in 2015.
Heading towards Leicester Square and the Lego and M&M stores!
We had a fry up this morning - sausages, bacon, scrambled eggs, toast...which went down really well!
Then after study time to prepare for the afternoon we headed out into the sunshine and caught the bus and tube to St. Paul's wandering along the Millennium Bridge to look for chewing-gum artwork before going into the amazing Shakespeare's Globe for a guided tour.
Then lunch sitting in front of Tate Modern and back inside the Globe to go around the permanent exhibition, play musical instruments, watch sword fights, quote Shakespeare and work with stamps.
Alice and Edoardo did brilliantly with being dressed in costume as Ophelia from Hamlet and Mopsa from A Winter's Tale, respectively.
We then wandered through Tate Modern where everyone chose their favourite work of art and onto the beach then along the Southbank to watch the skateboarders.
It was Wagamama for dinner which everyone enjoyed!
Then, after a look around and a few purchases, we headed towards Buckingham Palace and on to Westminster before home for cottage pie and to pack and have an early night as we had to get up super early the next day.
The cabbies came to pick us up at 3.30a.m. for our 7.15 flight and it was a bit chilly that morning!