The Ripper Returns!
Students in year 10 have just finished studying Crime and Punishment Through Time as part of their GCSE History, so, during innovation week we planned an outing for them as a reward for all their hard work so far! Students were able to examine several of the case studies such as: Torture methods, the burning of heretics and the Jack the Ripper story; as well as participate in several fantastic rides. Kane Gordon (1011 LSI) commented that it was an “exciting trip with lots of gruesome moments.” He also said that it was “really funny to see Ms Buxton so scared.”
Year 10 are now starting their second unit on the American West and we wish them luck in their exams.
As part of Innovation Week 2, some Year 10 students visited the London Dungeons to compliment their GCSE history studies exploring developments in crime and punishment over time. The students found out about some of the darkest moments in Britain’s history including, ‘The Great Fire of London’ and ‘The Great Plague.’ Students also experienced ‘The Vengeance 5D Laser Ride.’ ‘The Extremist Drop Ride of Doom’ and ‘The gruesome Jack the Ripper exhibition’ featuring lots of blood, guts and gore.
Students also had the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing lunch on the Thames overlooking the Tower of London, HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge. Students got fully involved in all aspects of the experience and feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
“The day was great fun. It was very scary when Jack the Ripper jumped out during part of the tour. It really brought all that we’ve been studying in class to life!” Lucy – Year 10
“I really enjoyed ‘The Drop Ride’ at the end. It was a really nice afternoon to have lunch overlooking the Thames too.” Ben Carroll Year 10
Mr Samuels said “The day was thoroughly enjoyable. I was extremely proud of the group. They were a delight throughout the day and were a credit to the Academy.”