On Wednesday 19th October, we took a group of 30 Year 7s and 8s to Madame Tussauds for some celebrity spotting and cultural learning. Before we got to Madame Tussauds, we ate lunch at Regents Park; the students were able to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the unusually lovely weather – whilst trying to protect their food from some very hungry geese and swans!
When we arrived at Madame Tussauds, the students were able to take pictures with A-list celebrities like Stormzy, David Beckham and the members of the Royal Family, including the late Queen Elizabeth II. Having made our way through most of the museum, we then took a ride through the history of London, during which we explored the impact of different ages and eras. There were key historical figures, such as Queen Victoria and famous writer and philanthropist, Charles Dickens. The ride informed the students about what impact they had on London and our modern lives now.
At the end, we learnt a little about how they make the wax figures, although I’m not sure many students were pleased with the box full of glass eyes and hands, as well as the half-finished faces!
All in all, the whole day was enjoyable for both staff and students and the journey back to school was filled with students sharing who they managed to take pictures with.