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Twenty-three Bishop Dunne students and their chaperons enjoyed a spring break trip to London to learn about the Arts and see the sights from Windsor Castle to the Tower of London and celebrate Mass in Westminster Cathedral.

Week Long Arts Trip a Great Success

Spring break was an opportunity for exploration for 33 Falcons. Twenty-three students, five parents, and five faculty members visited London during spring break. Mr. Nicholas Brandt, theater teacher, planned a jam-packed itinerary through Explorica. Mrs. Christine Voigt, curriculum director, Mr. Daniel Harrelson, band director, and Mrs. Robbie Zeske, art teacher, helped with planning and chaperoning along with Ms. Melanie Gibson, librarian, who also attended as chaperone.
The group arrived early on March 6, 2016 and hit the ground running. Steve English, Explorica’s tour guide, led the group to Westminster Cathedral for Mass, then on to Covent Garden for shopping and sightseeing. Mr. English and Mr. Brandt packed the following days with activity, and students and adults quickly adapted to the fast pace. Days began with traditional English breakfasts and ended with dinners of fish and chips, bangers and mash, and curry.
The group visited Windsor Castle, the Tower of London, rode the London Eye, and took a Thames River cruise. Students participated in two workshops, one focusing on musical theater and the other on classical acting skills with an actor from the Globe Theater. Students had the opportunity to visit the British Museum, the Tate Modern, the National Gallery, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The group traveled by foot and London underground almost everywhere and had the chance to see many famous sights, including the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. They also attended three outstanding performances: the musicals Billy Elliot and Wicked, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3.
On the final day, the group traveled to Shakespeare’s home in Stratford-upon-Avon and Brasenose College, Oxford. Everyone returned safely with souvenirs, memories, and a greater appreciation of the arts and history.

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