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đź“–Exploring Literary Legacies: A Day at the Charles Dickens Museum and British Library

Some of our amazing Year 9 students headed into London to visit the Charles Dickens museum. They were personally chosen by their teachers for their incredible efforts in English lessons this academic year so far.


The students, who have been reading A Christmas Carol, were amazed to see how Dickens lived. From the mementoes from his impoverished childhood, to the luxury dinners he hosted at Christmas, the visit gave a vivid picture of the world he created through his stories. The museum staff commented on how impressed they were with our Westgate students, who demonstrated a keen curiosity and made insightful remarks when exploring the house.

In addition to this, students spent time exploring the British Library. Here they saw an original copy of the Magna Carta, Henry VIII's personal Bible, as well as letters from figures like Emmeline Pankhurst. We also visited the ongoing Malorie Blackman exhibition, an important and very current figure in our country's literary heritage.

The students all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and all in all it was a lovely day out.