On a sunny Friday morning in June, everyone was equipped with train tickets, lunch and most importantly - a camera (and even a couple of selfie-sticks!). Our Positive Activities group were off to the capital city - London!
Aboard the train from Tonbridge station, the adventure to London Sealife Centre began. The group talked about what they wanted to see, and took photos of the sights as they travelled. One young person had never been to London before, he said, “I have only seen Big Ben in books and on the tv, it will be good to finally see it in person!”
After a 45 minute journey, a little bit of snoozing, and learning how to get through the ticket machines in London (quite confusing when you’re 12 and never been to London before!) the group had arrived. “I can't wait. This is really cool!”
McDonald's was the first stop for a milkshake and then it was time to head into the Sealife Centre. There were so many varieties of fish and other aquatic animals but the biggest excitement was seeing the penguins! Not only that, but the glass tunnel through the shark tank took everyone's fancy too!
The group spent the afternoon on a tourist adventure - spotting the London Eye, Big Ben, visiting Downing Street, and seeing some great views of the Houses of Parliament. When everyone arrived at Downing Street they were keen to keep the Police officers on their toes with lots of interesting questions, like, “why are there gates there?” "Which house is the Prime Minister's?” and, "Can we see it from here?”
The tiring adventure led the group back to Waterloo station for a relaxing journey home... minus the sound of lots of snoring on the train!
“The best bit about today was sharks” said Jack
“The crocodile was really cool” said Brandon
“I had never been to London before but I really enjoyed it!” said Tilly