On Saturday 8th June 2017 a group of Year 8 pupils had the opportunity to visit numerous attractions around Liverpool City Centre. Liverpool is a city of long tradition, great humour and wonderful architecture. Yet how many of us really take time to indulge in the city’s rich heritage?

It’s past has left us a range of interesting and beautiful locations and artefacts to explore. Our pupils attended Liverpool Museum, the top of the radio city tower and spent sometime around the waterfront.  Each pupil was given a padlock, engraved with their first name and attached it to a Lord Derby Academy lock already fastened to the chains on the River Mersey. With the hope they will remain there for years to come, the padlocks will enable each pupil to revisit and remember the day and hopefully one day show their own families.  The day was capped off with a visit to a small independent Cantonese restaurant, where each pupil had the opportunity to try a range of new foods such as noodle dishes, squid and seaweed.  The pupils were an absolute credit to Lord Derby Academy showing unrivalled enthusiasm and maturity within this environment. With a special thank you to Year 8 pupil K Horne who took all the amazing photographs of the day.