Some of the students outside Buckingham Palace
The weekend before last I was sat a home watching the rain pour down for most of the day thinking, oh gosh I hope it doesn’t rain like this next weekend during our London trip. Luckily when Saturday 26 November came the sun was shining, albeit on a very cold crisp day. I met all the students from their coaches at Victoria Coach station between 10 and 11 am along with Tracey one of our Area Reps and Michelle a Host Mother and Area Rep. Tracey had not been to London for many years so took the opportunity to join us, help out and bring along Lola, her 7 year old daughter.
Michelle had travelled down from Birmingham with the 6 students from the Redditch area, and the other coaches arrived from Swansea and Peterborough.
As a group we totalled 24 so I knew we had a busy weekend ahead!
Buckingham Palace was the first stop for us all and it was a grand way to start the day. Seeing the famous balcony where the Royals stand to wave at the crowds on state occasions and celebrations, plus the opulent gates and golden statues. It was great to see so many selfie sticks come out and group pics.