London calling for Oak View Academy pupils

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Hard work paid off for Oak View Academy pupils when they enjoyed a capital time in London.

Year 6 pupils were taken to see the famous sights as a reward for all their commitment to learning, and to wish them well for the future.

They were in a spin over the London Eye, captivated by the Tower of London, and enthralled by the Science Museum, as they visited top tourist attractions during a two-day trip.

Principal Fiona Whittaker said: “We have some wonderful pupils here and we wanted to give them a once in a lifetime experience as a thank you for their commitment to school, and to make special memories before they move on with their education.

“As a school we’re improving in all areas, and it’s down to hard work and determination of pupils and staff.

“This trip was a great way to reward the children but, not only that, it has shown them things they have never seen before.

“We take our learning outside the classroom as much as possible, in order to keep things stimulating and motivational.

“The Houses of Parliament were particularly inspirational because we talked about things they can do as individuals to make a difference. Giving our children exciting new experiences is so rewarding for all of us.”

The children and staff travelled by train and Underground and stayed at St Paul’s Youth Hostel. The trip was topped off by taking in a School of Rock theatre production before enjoying a special meal at a restaurant.

Oak View is part of North West Academies Trust (NWAT), which also manages St Martin’s Academy in Chester, Delamere Academy near Northwich, and Ellesmere Primary in Shropshire.

All NWAT schools pride themselves on finding new and innovative ways for pupils to learn, often away from the classroom.

CEO Steve Docking said: “We work hard to make sure children don’t spend their days just sitting at a desk, and are rewarded when they work hard and achieve good results.

“Our broad programme of learning enables children to achieve well in all areas, and is securing high attainment and levels of progress throughout our schools.

“These trips generate huge excitement and are a great way for children to learn, have new experiences and make fantastic memories.”