Magdalene Students View London from Above
Well, I’ll start from the beginning, the very beginning of this Bucksmore summer camp. When you attend any summer school located outside of your own nation with other people who are experiencing the same exact problem as you, what is your first instinct?
To socialize with one another, in an attempt to make new true friends who will always watch your back and laugh at your jokes (even if they’re really bad ones) – this is one of the best parts of any camp. That’s the main reason why our trip to London was a success – because of the new friendships that we made. Although we didn’t have much free time in the city to visit all the classic tourist attractions, we enjoyed all!
Our bus trip was centred around trying to learn some new words from foreign languages such as French, Spanish and Turkish, while teaching others about my own language: Russian. We turned the music on, singing (or at least making attempts to do so) and laughing throughout the entire journey from Cambridge to London.
When we finally reached the London Eye and saw the city from above, staring at every sight until our eyes reached the horizon, I finally understood what true beauty looks like. Even though the city was filled with thousands of people including the tourists such as ourselves, and even with Big Ben under repairs, London remains an incredible city that I will gladly return to in the future.
Polly, Student at Bucksmore Magdalene Centre.