This April marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and what better way to celebrate than a trip to his birthplace. The annual fifth year English trip saw 28 students walk in the footsteps of the bard in his hometown of Stratford Upon Avon. Students were given guided tours of his birthplace and that of his wife Anne Hathaway and also of the renowned Globe theatre in London. The trip included a guided tour of the city of London to see the famous sights including Buckingham palace, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and Westminster Abbey. While the students were highly impressed by London and their visits to the British Science museum and the Tate Modern Gallery it was the West End that left a lasting impression. ‘The Lion King’ proved just as gripping as reviews suggested and the powerful production enchanted all. The trip ended with a hair raising trip to Thorpe Park and a shopping expedition. Overall the trip had something for everyone and students and teachers had a fantastic experience!