Year 5 Fly the Eye!
To bring our novel 'The London Eye Mystery' to life, year 5 went up to London Charing Cross by train. We then walked across the pedestrian bridge, just as the main characters in our book did. Ted, an autistic boy, and his sister, Kat, took their cousin Salim to visit the London Eye.
As we approached, it seemed to get taller and taller!
and once we were on board - the people beneath us looked as tiny as ants!
We had a 'host' on board who showed us famous landmarks. We saw Buckingham Palace, Google HQ, the Shard and even Wembley - on a clear day you can see up to 25km away!
We discussed our different theories of how Salim could have disappeared - there were so many people and a lot of tourists from all over the world.
Some of us were a bit nervous of the heights - luckily it moved very slowly, and there was a bench in the middle. When we were at the highest point it felt a lot more than 135m tall! It was fun to be on top of the world - and a little stomach-churning if you looked down.....