04 Mar Year 4 visit to Westminster Abbey
On Thursday 3rd March, Year 4 went to Westminster Abbey in order to support their ‘Anglo-Saxon’ topic.
One of the last Anglo-Saxon kings was Edward the Confessor, who was responsible for the first construction of Westminster Abbey. In order to get there, we had a lovely walk over the bridge, with a view of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
The Abbey was very welcoming – we had a special announcement to welcome us as we walked around. Unfortunately we weren’t allowed to take photos inside the Abbey, but we were treated very specially as we were allowed in areas that other tourists weren’t! This included the tomb of Edward the Confessor, that was surrounded by many other tombs of the kings and queens of England. We saw the crowning chair that all the kings and queens of England have been crowned in – and learnt that Prince Charles will be the next to use it!
It was a very enjoyable and special visit!