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This November, twelve students from Beacon School travelled to the UK for 8 exciting days of fun, learning and adventure. The purpose was to expand our perspectives, explore new frontiers of education and forge new partnerships. We stayed in the beautiful towns of Harpenden and St. Albans in Hertfordshire, learning about the culture and ‘enjoying’ the cold! We arrived just in time to celebrate UK’s Guy Fawkes Night on November 5th, witnessing stunning firework displays. On the Sunday we were warmly hosted in church in Chesham, Buckinghamshire and afterwards enjoyed traditional English food at the pastor’s residence. We visited the beautiful university city of Cambridge, and dreamt of a time when some of us might be able to study there! We went to The Beacon school, in Chesham Bois, where we told the students about our Beacon School and about Ghana, during assembly; and participated in science lessons. Another time, we spent the day at Chiltern Hills Academy, Chesham, where we participated in lessons; and again shared our experiences in their assembly. It was a rich time of making new friends and learning in a different context. Our boys gained many fans with their skills on the football pitch!
We spent two days in London: testing our science skills in the Science Museum; and encountering all manner of strange and wonderful creatures and natural phenomena in the Natural History Museum. We rode on the London Underground and on top of the red double decker buses and saw the wonders of London from the top of the London Eye.
It was a fantastic time of new encounters; new friends; new culture and new food. It was insightful, challenging, and fun. We had many good times as a team. Truly a trip to remember! There’ll be more of such trips, definitely!