Liverpool is a city with an abundance of history. It has the largest collection of galleries and museums outside London, which means that it is the perfect place to choose for an educational/residential school trip. The mercantile architecture situated on its striking waterfront is a concrete reminder of its past.

The famous Albert Docks dating back to 1839 cannot be missed, as it is a significant landmark in British history that reminds us that Liverpool was once an important global port.

All students were accommodated at Hope University Liverpool. Hope is the main teaching campus and is situated in Childwall, a leafy suburb of Liverpool. The campus is a mini educational village with places to live, work, study, eat and relax. Our programme for the four days was packed with various activities that included a city bus tour, ghost tour, museums, the docks, drama/music workshop the theatre, having a meal at the Refinery and more. One particular highlight was a visit to Anfield, home of the world famous Liverpool Football Club.

We must thank Mark Ellis and Justine Marcham form NCOP/Aimhigher London for organising this wonderful trip.

M D’Mello