30 children from Year 5 were lucky to have the opportunity to travel to London to visit the National Gallery and to meet author Frank Cotterell Boyce. The children have been studying Frank's brilliant book 'Framed' this term which is set in Snowdonia but features paintings from the National Gallery. The children listened to Frank as he explianed the meaning behind some famous paintings. A question and answer session gave the children an opportunity to find out more about the man behind the book. Following a signing session where Frank spent time chatting to each member of the group, the children went on a tour of the gallery and were treated to an explanation of several paintings by an expert from the gallery. A brisk walk through driving rain took the group to the River Thames passing landmarks such as; Horse Guards Parade, Downing Street, The Cenotaph, and The Houses of Parliament. A cruise on the river gave the children the opportunity to enjoy, and learn about the history of some of London's famous landmarks. Another highlight was the excitement of travelling on the Underground. A huge amount was packed into a very busy day and sensible behaviour again, made the whole trip possible.
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