Newington Pupils Explore London

 Around 600 pupils from reception classes to Year 6 from Newington Community Primary School have made a series of visits to London as part of their project work for the spring term.

Famous landmarks visited include the Tower of London, the London Eye, London Zoo, the Natural History Museum, the Globe Theatre as well as river trips and generally taking in the hustle and bustle of one of the world's major cities.

Head Teacher Cliff Stokes said: "London has a wealth of heritage and culture to explore and we think it is important for our pupils to understand the city that is the centre of their country. It helps them understand their place in society as young citizens and it is an excellent place to broaden their educational awareness.

"We wanted to make sure as many of our children as possible would benefit from this experience which is why we took year groups from Reception upwards in a series of trips. They discussed what parts of the city they would like to see with their teachers beforehand and helped chose their itinerary so they had a real input into their day out."

They are already using their experiences as part of lessons across the curriculum, and at the end of term each group will present a show in the main hall to classmates, staff, governors, family and friends about their London experience.



**For more information, contact Head Teacher Cliff Stokes on 01843 593412.