Capital city trip for village schools

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Year six pupils from the Federation of Follifoot and Spofforth CE Primary Schools visited London.

As one of their final trips before moving to secondary school, the youngsters experienced some of the capital city’s most historic and iconic landmarks.

As part of their Westminster walking tour led by trip organiser and Spofforth teacher Miss McIntosh, pupils had the rare opportunity to walk down Downing Street.

Having posed for photographs outside one of the world’s most famous front doors and learnt a little about the history of the Prime Minister’s home children continued their walk to Buckingham Palace taking in St James’s park.

Following this it was onto Parliament where the children were met by their MP Nigel Adams who talked about his duties and answered quiestions before the children were treated to a full tour of Parliament including the Lords and Commons chambers.

They learnt first hand about the democratic process and the history of the building.

Mr Griffiths, Head Teacher of the Federation said: “Education at our schools is about providing inspiring and engaging experiences for pupils to help them develop and make sense of their learning.

“Visits such as this are an important part of a rich curriculum. We are delighted to be able to work closely within or Federation to provide such high quality experiences for our pupils.

“We may be small schools but we strive to continually provide the very best for all our pupils.

“A huge thanks goes to all the staff and volunteers who made this visit possible. We are already busy planning next years visit.”