Every two years, the seventh and eighth grade students at Wakefield Country Day School travel to England to experience the country they have read and written about during their extensive study of British History. Students spend the two years leading up to their trip fund raising so that the trip is truly a class trip, with every student able to attend. The eleven day trip is an experience of a life time. Students prepare for each day's events with specially picked readings and keep a journal throughout as they visit sites ranging from Stonehenge and Hadrian's Wall to Windsor Castle and Westminster Abbey. The wide ranging itinerary is purposefullly diverse and unlike any provided by mainstream tourist agencies. A small sampling of the highlights from the most recent trip included a seminar with one of the British authors the students had read during preparations, a night tour of London on a 1939 double-decker bus, a West End show, dinner on the roof of the National Portrait Gallery overlooking Trafalgar Square, a boat ride though flooded Victorian coal mines, a broadsword duel in York's medieval Guild Hall, cream tea at Salisbury Cathedral, a Shakespeare production studied and then seen at Stratford-upon-Avon, an archeological dig at prehistoric Fens site, and a speech by a decorated US Army officer at the American World War II Cemetery in Cambridge.

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