London Radha-Krishna Temple

Posted in Religion

We were lovingly welcomed to the London Radha-Krishna Temple by Jaga. We took off our shoes and made our way upstairs where there was singing and dancing. We were invited to join in and it made us feel very happy and warm after walking in the rain to find the temple. We smelled flower petals and observed people worshipping, we asked lots of questions and were kindly given food and books to take away with us.

Read our comments to find out more about our experiences. We are busy writing about the awe and wonder of the temple in class and will share here when we have finished.

Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls

Posted in dance, Drama, Music

We had a wonderful time in London at The Royal Opera House: ‘A classic returns to the Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia– a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this Christmas treat for the whole family.’

Read our comments to find out what we thought of the ballet.

We are busy writing reviews of the ballet and will share them on here once we have finished.

Do you know any other ballets?

London

Posted in Adventure, Geography, Government and Politics, Inspiration

We enjoyed an action-packed start to the new term with a trip to London. After an early start, we were fascinated by a tour of the Palace of Westminster. The tour consisted of a visit to both the House of Commons and the House of Lords as well as an educational workshop.

After a sunny walk along the Thames Embankment, the next stop was a visit to Tate Modern. The  contemporary artwork on show by artists such as Monet, Picasso and Rothko was amazing!

The final stop was the London Eye, which gave us an uninterrupted view across the city. We were challenged to spot famous sights such as St Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard and Wembley Stadium.