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ACS Hillingdon students walk in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes

Published Tuesday 10th of June 2014 12:42:32 PM

ACS Hillingdon International School students recently travelled to London for a walking tour of the city's most historically infamous areas.

Over 40 students, aged 11-13 years old, travelled to London to learn about the crime and mystery that is embedded within the city's history. After studying how suspense is created in literature through the International Baccalaureate Middle Years programme, the trip engaged the students with the themes of the stories and helped illustrate the settings of classics such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes series.

The students spent the day walking in the footsteps of Holmes and Watson with a guided tour of the city's most infamous and mysterious areas such as the Thames Embankment, Covent Garden, and the Strand offices where the Holmes series was first published.

Rachel Glickman, English teacher and trip leader, commented:

"It's a wonderful opportunity to visit the historic sites where so many Victorian era London-based mysteries have been set. As a culminating event to our school year, the students were able to step back in time and imagine a bygone era.'

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