Last Friday, Mr Batsford and Mr Dupoy accompanied 42 enthusiastic Y12 economics students to the City of London. We took a train to London, and then did a classic commuter walk over London Bridge into the heart of the City. Passing through Leadenhall Market (Diagon Alley in the first Harry Potter film) we made our way to the Bank of England Museum, where the students learnt all about the operations of the Bank, and also lifted a real gold bar.
We then enjoyed a fantastic lunch at a street food market, which some described as the best food they’d ever tasted!
Next to the Barbican where we received al fresco presentations from an Entrepreneur and a Financial Journalist about careers in Finance – the students were fully engaged, as evidenced by the multitude of questions they asked. Finally, we walked back to London Bridge, clocking up nearly 15,000 steps each in the process. An excellent day out, with a very special set of students, some of whom will hopefully be inspired to follow careers in Finance. Well done to all and thanks to Mr Batsford and Mr Dupoy for organising.