Children from SMART’s three primary schools have enjoyed an action-packed educational trip to London, exploring the city over the course of a week.

Year 6 pupils from Dobwalls, Landulph and Trewidland made the most of the trip, visiting a number of museums, the Houses of Parliament, even finding time to visit the West End to take in a performance of Aladdin! Students from Trewidland were particularly impressed with the Genie, who flossed and dabbed during the performance!

On their visit to the Houses of Parliament, pupils were lucky enough to meet Sheryll Murray MP, who gave them a guided tour. Greg from Dobwalls even found out that there is a secret toilet in the Queen’s robing room, which only she is allowed to use!

After four busy days, all headed home early on the Friday morning. On the way back to Cornwall, the coach stopped off at Stourhead, for all to stretch their legs in the beautiful grounds. Some even ventured inside the house, where, as Grace from Dobwalls found out, there is a library that holds over 6000 books!

Pupil behaviour throughout the week was fantastic and their feedback has been great.

Poppy from Landulph said she loved London and would definitely go again, saying that they ‘went to so many new places, and saw some incredible things’, and that ‘it is definitely worth the seriously long drive up!’

As well as the opportunity to visit a number of world famous landmarks, pupils had a great time meeting other children from their fellow primaries and forming new friendships.

This is the second year this trip has run, and follows on from the successful visit to London in October 2017.

SMART’s CEO Mr Buckley commented, “During one of our first MAT Student Council meetings, a child from Trewidland came up with the idea of this joint trip which makes it even more pleasing to hear how much they enjoyed it again this year and how much they learned from it.  We are so fortunate to have excellent staff volunteers who are keen to give their time freely to enable such opportunities to take place.”