AS visit to Kew Gardens

Just before the AS examinations we were discussing what we might do after they were over. It was suggested that an educational visit would be a good idea (and infinitely better than just sitting in a classroom). A booking was made at Kew Gardens. Given that many students have little interest in plants this visit was optional, only those students who would actually enjoy the delights of Kew Gardens should come.

May 24th came and with it came two remarkable events, not only was the Piccadilly Line working but also the weather was good! On arrival at Kew the students were given a map and some suggestions for places that they might like to visit and they were then given carte blanche to go wherever they wished. No restrictions, no “worksheets”, this was an educational visit in the true sense of “educational” – broadening of the horizons.

Alas, tempus fugit, and all too soon it was time to leave. Everybody appeared to have enjoyed the visit and, hopefully, some horizons had been broadened.

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