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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hampton Court

Today was another great day for our Wimbledon delegation! We had an amazing stroll around Hampton Court Palace, one of many residences of Henry VIII.

Our students learned so much - including these fun facts about Hampton Court:
1. Hampton Court has a 3,600 square foot kitchen and 60 acres of gardens.
2. The gardens have the UK’s oldest surviving hedge maze. Our girls LOVED going through the maze.
3. The last person to live at Hampton Court was King George II. \
4. Henry VIII married Katherine Parr, one of his six wives, at Hampton Court Palace in 1543.

After touring the palace, all ate pizza and took a train back to the school. Tomorrow our students will enjoy a walking tour of London. We can’t wait!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Monday at Ursuline High School, Wimbledon

Today our Wimbledon delegation had a fun, full day at Ursuline High School. Activities included an art project, a cooking class, and a tea party. It was a perfect day for a tea party! Our students made scones, sausage rolls, finger sandwiches and sponge cakes in the school kitchen.

During the afternoon, we served tea, coffee, and our kitchen creations to some elderly members of a local parish. The classic English sponge cake, called a Victorian sandwich cake, and sausage rolls were favorites. Our students ended the party with a lively rendition of “Deep In The Heart of Texas.” It was a wonderful experience of Serviam and sisterhood!!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Weekend in England

Our Wimbledon delegates are enjoying their first British weekend with great enthusiasm. They have had abundant adventures with their host sisters and have visited places such as Hyde Park, Harry Potter World, BBC studios, Buckingham Palace, Brighton Beach, Harrods Department Store and more! They are quickly learning how to use the Tube and the public transport and they are being careful to "mind the gap." So far, England has been an exciting and thrilling experience !