Youngsters from Attleborough Junior School take in London’s highlights

Attleborough Junior School youngsters on their visit to London. Picture: ATTLEBOROUGH JUNIOR SCHOOL

Attleborough Junior School youngsters on their visit to London. Picture: ATTLEBOROUGH JUNIOR SCHOOL - Credit: Archant

Visiting the highlights of the capital proved the perfect way to kick off a new term for Year 5 pupils at Attleborough Junior School.

About 90 children braved an early start to travel to London, where they headed straight for Shakespeare's Globe theatre.

The pupils demonstrated their acting skills on stage performing parts of A Midsummer's Night Dream under the expert direction of Shakespearean actors.

After lunch the children enjoyed a boat trip to Westminster along the River Thames, taking in the sights of the London skyline including The Shard, St. Paul's Cathedral and the London Eye.

It was then on to the Palace of Westminster, where the youngsters were given a guided tour of the House of Commons and House of Lords before taking part in a workshop where they put their debating skills to the test.

Kate Faulkner, head of Year 5, said that the children were inspired by the day and particularly enjoyed performing on the Globe's stage.

Gayle Long, headteacher, said: 'For some of the children it was the first time that they had visited the capital and for many of the teachers and parents the first time that they had stepped inside the Houses of Parliament.

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'Everyone was so excited, it was a wonderful day and the children were a credit to our school.'

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