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Year 10 visit the Poppy memorial at the Tower of London

On the 10th of November, a group of Year 10 students got the privilege of going on a trip to the Tower of London and seeing the marvellous ceramic poppies that were scattered all around the castle. For us to get there however, we had to change a few overground trains. As soon as we got there we established a meeting point in case one of our group members would get lost in the sea of people. After making sure that one problem was out the way we met another, even if it was anticipated. Rows and crowds and seas of people everywhere you looked, coming from and to the Tower Of London. I’ve heard rumours about what a stunning sight it is. It was indeed a beautiful sight to see. The poppies were laid down close to each other and pinned to the ground at different heights, creating the illusion of blood waves. It was a hard job, trying to capture the beauty of the poppies due to the amount of people that were unwilling to budge and let other people take pictures.  We started moving along the castle, hoping to get a glance at the rumoured wall of blood.  And so it was there. On one side of the castle, the blood wave seemed to cascade down the wall and into the sea of poppies. However, the experience was short lived as we found ourselves being shoed away because “The guns are coming!” . On the way back home we got to taste and eat the always present roasted caramel peanuts which were a delight.

I, and all of us, would like to thank Miss Perry and Ms Gudgeon as this trip couldn’t have been possible without their appreciated effort they put in making sure we got the chance to see the Tower of London. Thank you and we hope we can do it again.

 

Andreea Botoman 10 RED