Leeds West Academy


Humanities Trip to London

Learning brought to life in the Capital


On Saturday 24th March a group of Year 11 and Year 12 Geography and History students from Leeds West Academy visited London as a part of applying their revision to real life events and had the opportunity to take a look at the city’s famous landmarks.

 The Geographers started their day at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, investigating the extent to which the funding from the Olympics had successfully regenerated the area. Whilst there, the students watched indoor and outdoor cycling, saw the Olympic Stadium preparing for the Harlequins vs Saracens rugby match and visited a very busy Stratford Westfield shopping centre.

Meanwhile, the Historians visited the Imperial War Museum to explore the exhibitions and artefacts related to their study of Germany during WW2.  

Both groups also enjoyed a scenic walk across Tower Bridge and along the South Bank of the River Thames, taking in well-known landmarks including The Tower of London, The Shard, The London Eye, HMS Belfast, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

Ms Smith said: “A great day was had by all and our students represented the Academy in an excellent manner.”