Cambridge!

It was such a sunny day in Cambridge yesterday.
The students got to see some of the most important universities in the world while punting on the river Cam.
Walking around the city gave them the opportunity to visit several places including Stephen Hawking’s house and Market Square!

Some of the photos were taken by Alexis Schwarz

London, to be continued…

Here is a photo of some of our students exploring the sites of London on the hottest day of the year in England. We allowed our students to take a lot of photos on their adventure and will be putting them up as soon as we can!

PHC students prepare for their trip to Cambridge

The students at PHC will be going to Cambridge tomorrow for a day of sightseeing and punting. What is punting? It’s a special kind of boating that you can do on the river in Cambridge. Most of the students didn’t know what punting was, so they learnt about it in class and then practised doing a punting tour with their classmates.

Two "punts" with their tour guides
Two “punts” with their tour guides

 

Going past Cambridge market
Going past Cambridge market

 

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Ready for tomorrow's trip in a real punt
Ready for tomorrow’s trip in a real punt

Hitchin Visit

The students have just returned from their visit from Hitchin, they explored the little village throughout the day and found their favourite shop ‘Poundland’. The students were set a challenge to find outfits for tonight’s fashion show and in doing so rummaged through charity shops and markets. Here they are enjoying their lunch but the waterside.

London Excursion

Yesterday was the PHC trip to London. We started with the London Eye 4D experience and then a trip on the London Eye.

Inside the capsule
Inside the capsule
View of our PHC neighbours
View of our PHC neighbours
View from the top
View from the top
Enjoying the view
Enjoying the view

As you can see, it was not very sunny, but luckily it didn’t rain.

We had a lovely tour of London, followed by plenty of shopping on Oxford Street and in Covent Garden. After that, it was time for a well-deserved dinner in Pizza Hut before getting back on the bus to PHC.

What did the students say?

“The view from the London Eye was beautiful,” said Andrea from Italy. Lavinia, also from Italy, added, “Oxford Street is shopping heaven.”

It seems that everyone had a good time, I know I did!

Trip to Cambridge

PHC students had a great time in Cambridge on Saturday. We visited some colleges, went punting on the river, had a picnic and of course had time for some shopping.

Paul's class in Christ's College
Paul’s class in Christ’s College

London Tour

On Saturday the 18th July, the students staying for 4 weeks embarked on a ‘London culture’ tour. The excursion brought the students to the incredible collection of art, furniture and weaponry at the Wallace Collection Museum, just north of Oxford Street in central London.  After exploring the bedazzling opulence on display in the maze of rooms in the three-floored palace, the students made their way to Hyde Park for some much needed rest and ice cream.

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Students outside the Wallace Collection Museum
Teacher Tom admiring the artwork at the Wallace Collection
Teacher Tom admiring the artwork at the Wallace Collection

With energy replenished, the final stop was the eclectic neighbourhood of Camden town, where the students took some free time to explore and shop at a diverse range of clothes, souvenir and food markets around the vibrant Camden Loch.

Relaxing in Hyde Park
Relaxing in Hyde Park
At Camden Lock
At Camden Loch

With bags full and purses empty the group jumped on the fast train from Kings Cross station to get back to PHC just in time for dinner. All in all, a smashing day out with a lovely group of students!

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