This week, a large group of Hucknall Sixth Form Centre students from year 12 have been broadening their cultural and educational experiences during a week long visit to London.

On Tuesday, the visit started in style with our students visiting Buckingham Palace, followed by a trip to London Dungeons. The group were treated to a tour about the History of Crime in London, which links many of our curriculum areas such as English, design and technology, history, science and performing arts.

The students had a very interesting morning on the Wednesday, having the opportunity to sit in on a live criminal trial at the Old Bailey Criminal Court. The Crown Court sitting at the Central Criminal Court deals with major criminal cases from within Greater London and in exceptional cases, from other parts of England and Wales.

Wednesday evening was more relaxed as the students and staff enjoyed a musical treat as they went to see The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre. A brilliant experience enjoyed by all!

Also linking closely to the curriculum, Thursday saw the group visiting London Zoo where students found out more about the endangered species at the zoo and their conservation efforts. Students then spent time at the National History Museum, where they chose a specific topic area to research.

During the final morning, students attended a Law and Debating Workshop at the Houses of Parliament. They learned about the history of the UK Parliament and current day Parliament, before working in opposing teams to suggest and debate a new bill that they would like to become a law. An exciting opportunity in an inspiring environment.

Thank you to all students for representing HSFC so well throughout the week, and to our staff for their support during the visit.