More than 350 excited pupils are preparing for a marathon school trip to London next month.

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Teachers at Attleborough Junior School have decided to take the entire school to the capital as part of a week dedicated to culture.

Some 352 pupils and more than 100 staff will board 10 buses and travel in convoy to the capital where youngsters will be treated to a guided tour and visit a museum of their choice.

Cultural leader at the school, Rebecca Wicks, said traffic police would be on hand in Attleborough on the day of the trip, on March 4, to ensure motorists were not held up.

She added: “It’s quite a lot of work but for the maximum impact for the children. We’ve never done an entire school trip and I think it will be memorable.

“Some of the children, and some of the parents, have never been to London and it gives them a diversity in their education. We’re all really excited.”

The trip will be a highlight of “culture week”, during which the school, on Besthorpe Road, will abandon its usual timetable in favour of a programme of music, drama, dance, art and more.

In preparation for the trip the youngsters are currently researching London museums before each deciding whether to visit the Science Museum, Tate Modern, Natural History Museum or the British Museum.

Miss Wicks added: “It doesn’t get much more cultural than going to a museum in London.

“It’s good because it’s a different way of developing their speaking and listening skills. They’ll be out visiting people and talking to people and will be able to write first-hand about things that they study in the classroom.”

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