Children enjoy day trip to London thanks to sponsorship

A group of Year 6 school children enjoyed an action packed visit to London thanks to the generosity of Persimmon Anglia.

The region sponsored a day trip for pupils from Harleston Primary School to the tune of £750, which covered the cost of train travel for all 59 youngsters.

While in London the 10 and 11 year olds enjoyed a boat trip on the Thames, a visit to the Tate Modern and a visit to the Globe Theatre including a workshop with a professional actor, theatre tour and the opportunity take to the stage themselves. After that, the students walked across the Millennium Bridge to St Pauls Cathedral.

Class teacher Anna Prutton said: “Persimmon’s very generous donation made a huge difference to this annual trip, covering the train fare of every pupil. In the past many families have found it difficult to fund opportunities like this and therefore some children have been unable to participate.

“We really can’t thank Persimmon Homes enough. The annual London trip is such an exciting event; we cram as much into the day as possible to inspire the pupils and it changes how they feel about learning.”

Andrew Fuller, Persimmon Homes Anglia managing director said: “We were delighted to again fund Harleston Primary School’s travel for the Year six trip to London, and are glad they had a fantastic day in the capital.

“Through our development at Sancroft Square we have established good, strong links with the school, and this relationship was strengthened still further when pupils chose the name for our new development coming soon to Harleston, The Poppies.”