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Jane Austen Trip

Miss Scott reports: On 31 January, a group of More Able Year 7 students were taken to Bath for an Enrichment Visit. Following the success of last year’s trip, we made a return visit to the Jane Austen Centre. We split the groups in two and completed the activities on a carousel.

Firstly we were taken on a  guided walking tour of Bath, with a focus on the Regency and how it influenced Austen’s writing. Then we  explored the exhibition inside the Jane Austen Centre, trying on costumes, experimenting with quills and learning about Austen’s family. Finally, we were rewarded with tea and scones in the Regency Tea rooms. There was some heated debate over the pronunciation of “scone” and  this was the first time some students had served themselves loose-leaf tea. It took a few goes, but we got there in the end.
 
Despite the threat of rain, a very pleasant and interesting day was had by all. Many Thanks to the students for their excellent behaviour and to the staff who accompanied us.

“I’d never been to some of the places we saw in Bath. It was interesting to see the streets she lived on- particularly when she was forced to live in Trim Street- the dodgy part of town”.- Amelia Belsher