Enjoyed a wonderful day helping out St Luke’s Primary School. My twin grandsons are in Maple Class and their inspiring teacher Ms Kearns had planned a day out in Cambridge to coincide with this terma classwork on The Tudors.. St Luke’s is only a 10 minute walk from the centre of the city and so shortly after 9.30am a two deep line of back packed 9 year olds snaked out of the school gates. First stop was a climb to the top of Castle Hill and the magnificent views it affords. Stopped to see Henry VIII on Trinity Great Gate and peaked in at the Trinity Great Court.
Next we were welcomed into King’s College Chapel. We devoured our packed lunches at the Round Church, the second oldest building in Cambridge and were told the history of the building and Cambridge by Martin. Now on to the Whipple Museum of the History of Science. The children had questionnaires provided by their teacher and the afternoon was spent finding the answers in this wonderful little museum. Plenty of fascinating exhibits but best of all was the “hands on” area where the children could get fully involved. The Whipple, like the other 7 University museums is open to the public and entry if FREE!!. Normally closed on Mondays but well worth a visit, with or without children!
After winding our way back up the hill we arrived back at St Luke’s at 3pm. An enjoyable and inspiring day…and we will all, adults and children..sleep well tonight!