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Friday 17th October
Year 2 visit the London Eye
17th October 2014
Opal class had a very exciting trip to the London Eye on Monday – but not quite in the way we expected! Things started to go wrong when they arrived, rather wet due to the persistent rain, at Kingston Station to find their train had been cancelled, and had to wait patiently on the platform for the next one. Eventually they arrived at the London Eye, only to discover that it was closed due to a technical fault. Nothing daunted, the team set about making the best of a bad job! They all visited the 4D experience – not once but twice! They had lunch, and visited the toilets both before and after lunch – can’t be too careful. Eventually even Mrs Lewis started to lose hope. She was just about to set off for Waterloo when the Eye opened!
The marshals ushered our little gang to the front of the queue, and they hopped on for what was meant to be a 15 minute long experience. All went smoothly, until their two pods reached the very top of the wheel……and stopped!
“You may notice,” came a voice over the pod speaker, “that your pod has stopped moving. We are attempting to rectify this problem.”
Well, this gave the children plenty of time to admire the view, spot famous landmarks…… and wait patiently.
“Please move to stand around the edge of the pod,” said the disembodied voice after about twenty stationary minutes. Obediently, the children and their slightly frayed adults stood around the edge of the pods, and they started to creep down the edge of the wheel…… and stopped again!
Time passed, and Mrs Lewis had nearly run out of songs. There is a limit to how many different buildings and water craft you can use in I-spy.
It’s a good job Opal class are good at being patient, because they were in their little pods for 1 hour 20 minutes before arriving safely back on the bank of the River Thames. Good job they did go to the toilets twice.
The other two classes had totally uneventful trips on the next two consecutive days, but I think Opals’ stories are the best.
Hope you like the photos this week, and enjoy your weekend!