Wallace students enjoying their flight on the London Eye during
the recent Sixth Form trip.
WALLACE High School Lower Sixth pupils have
recently returned from a busy but enjoyable two days in London.
seven pupils, accompanied by teachers Julie Dumigan, Gillian
McGarry and Paul Beaton, went first to Westminster where four
lucky students were able to attend Prime Minister's Questions.
The rest of the group — now joined by April
McGarry and Stuart Fleming who had spent a week's work
experience at The Wallace Collection - were given a guided tour
of The House of Lords before making their way to the Lloyd
George Committee room for a meeting with a number of MPs, both
local and national.
The Lisburn students, many of whom are
studying Government and Politics at A Level, asked questions
covering such diverse topics as Europe, Education in NI and the
Thanks must go to local MP Jeffrey Donaldson
for his support in organising the visit.
Following lunch in Westminster the Wallace
group enjoyed a 'flight' on the London Eye before heading to
Knightsbridge for the Harrods Experience. Wednesday evening was
spent at the Dominium Theatre watching the Ben Elton musical
based on Queen's music, 'We Will RockYou!'.
The second day started with a backstage lour
of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and the group were also fortunate
to be part of a final rehearsal for 'A Midsummer's Night's
Lunch was in The Wallace Collection in
Hertford House, the London base of Sir Richard Wallace, before
meeting Jeremy Warren and other curators of the Collection.
A private tour of the archives and an
interactive armoury workshop were also very enjoyable.
The trip concluded with some shopping along