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All aboard as school plans London outing

Attleborough, Norfolk. Some of the pupils of Attleborough Junior School who are along with the rest of the school going to London for the day pictured at front are Daniel Longlands and Abbie Hobbs

Attleborough, Norfolk. Some of the pupils of Attleborough Junior School who are along with the rest of the school going to London for the day pictured at front are Daniel Longlands and Abbie Hobbs

School outings are often exciting events for pupils, but Attleborough Junior School is busy preparing for one trip which will be memorable for the whole school.

For all 350 pupils and over 60 adult helpers, including staff, governors, parents and even dinner ladies, will board ten coaches for a day out in London in March.

While many schools might shy away from organising such a logistically difficult venture, headteacher Chris Read said: “We didn’t want to leave anyone out, so we are all setting off to London on March 6.”

The trip is part of the school’s Culture Week, designed to give a wider experience to pupils beyound their immediate surroundings.

It will include music, drama, dance and art, with a visit to school from an Indian dance group, the chance to create some graffiti art and an e-twinning project where pupils can converse with schoolchildren in Portugal and France via an internet forum.

The London trip, co-ordinated by Year 6 teacher Rebecca Wicks, will involve a convoy of ten coaches leaving Attleborough for London.

Mr Read said: “Pupils have been given a choice and can go to one of four museums - the Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern or the British Museum. Hopefully as many as possible will get their first choice. I will have a roaming brief to help out and am going to try to get to all four. We’ll then have a tour of London on the way home.

“The logstics are quite challenging but it will be well-supervised. We just really wanted to make this as memorable and exciting as possible for everyone.”

 

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