Last week approximately 56, Year 10 and 11 pupils went on the History department’s three day residential trip to London. This is designed to support the GCSE unit on crime and punishment. Pupils visited various crime related historical sites including the London Dungeons, the Tower of London, the Clink Prison Museum and Smithfield Market where William Wallace was hanged, drawn and quartered and Bloody Mary sent heretics to their fiery demise! We also retraced the footsteps of Jack the Ripper with a walking tour around the streets of Whitechapel. In addition, we visited other places of interest such as St Pauls Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, the Royal Albert Hall and Buckingham Palace.
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Overall, the trip was a success with students developing their knowledge of crime and punishment through the ages and honing their historical skills in trying to solve the mystery of the Whitechapel murders. However, one mystery still remains…. Where did Mr Cooke put all that pizza from the ‘all you can eat’ pizza bar in Pizza Hut?
The case continues…