Ysgol Stanwell School

Archer Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 2XL

History trip to London

Posted on: Thursday 03rd April 2014

As part of the trip, organised by the History department, 60 Year 12 History and Politics students visited the National Archives at Kew and got to examine primary documents relating to the Tudor rebellions. They also got to see the will of Henry VIII and a letter from Elizabeth to Mary I begging for her life whilst imprisoned in the Tower of London. After this, pupils visited Hampton Court Palace former home of Thomas Wolsey which gave the students a chance to trace Henry VIII’s early life, his court and where he married Katherine Parr. The students had dinner at Planet Hollywood before seeing Billy Elliott in the West End. The show was incredible.


On Friday the students had a tour of parliament including the House of Lords and the House of Commons, then we had a workshop on making laws which involved a debate about lowering the voting age to 16. Following this we had lunch and some free time at Covent Garden before heading home. It was a thoroughly enjoyable trip.

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