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Trip to Kew Garden

On Thursday 12th and Monday 16th of October, Year 7 and Year 8 students visited Kew Gardens. Upon arrival, students made their way to Palm House which is a greenhouse, were temperatures go up to 35 degrees with intense humidity! Even on the day, when it was 13 degrees outside, it was almost unbearably hot inside of the Greenhouse. Students were able to identify the different types of plants, from coffee to cocoa to vanilla plants and other tropical palms, it felt like walking in a rainforest. From there, students made their way to the Temperate House which had exhibitions of flowers, citrus plants and a display promoting the Queer Ecology found in plants. The flowers and indoor artificial waterfall garden was absolutely beautiful.

Next, students made their way to the Tree Top Walkway, which reaches about three stories high, requires 110 steps (or an elevator) to get to the top. Whilst at the top, students could feel the wind swaying the frame slightly. From up there, everything felt so distant and was easily caught in the moment. The Students then made their way to the Family Kitchen and shop for a welldeserved break. Before returning back to college, students made their way past the pond which seemed to have tame Carp and Koi fish that playfully came nearer as visitors approached. The peacefulness and beauty have left so many students with a calm and retrospective feeling.