High School art trip to London – a reflection

Though I live one hour away from any large city in Belgium, I consider myself psychologically a city person; I absolutely adore the thrill that a city brings me. London was no exception. There were a multitude of memorable moments experienced during our four-day stay in the city-center, but a few truly highlight the great time I had.

One was the trip to both the Tate Britain and Tate Modern galleries. We started off at the Tate Britain and made our way to the Tate Modern across the river Thames by boat. The Tate Modern impressed me with its stupendous architecture and seemingly endless bookstore (I could have spent hours flipping through the plethora of art and design books!). Crossing the Millennium Bridge was an utterly breathtaking experience as you could see many of London’s iconic landmarks (including the new skyscraper: The Shard).

Our brief visit to the Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design was another highlight of the trip as we were able to explore the nooks and crannies of the impressive new campus building located right next to the Eurostar and King’s Cross station. It offered us a glimpse of what it is like to study art and design at university level.

Overall, it was a fantastic trip and I couldn’t have anticipated the wonderful time I’d have in London.

Samuel Wejchert – grade 10