PUPILS at Ellesmere Primary School have been on an extremely busy learning journey this term.

The youngsters have hit the road in search of adventures while gaining new skills – which teachers at the school believe is a vital part of their education.

Already this term, pupils have travelled to Denbighshire to test their survival skills, ‘monkeyed around’ at Chester Zoo, had outdoor adventures in Staffordshire, visited Llandudno in the sun to surf and enjoy the sea and got hands-on with fun experiments at Enginuity at Iron Bridge.

Headteacher Stuart Roberts, said: “We take children from Year 2 upwards on residential trips.

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

“We pride ourselves on creating diverse and interesting learning environments and work hard to make sure children don’t spend their days just sitting at a desk.

“And we’re lucky to have a very dedicated team of teaching staff who are always willing to go the extra mile to make these events possible.”

The term has also had a jam-packed sporting schedule including, a water polo competition, swimming galas and national gymnastic finals.

Being a part of North West Academies Trust (NWAT), children are encouraged to learn through new experiences and challenge themselves to achieve their very best.

The school is also proud to have been awarded the Gold School Games mark in recognition of the vast range of sporting opportunities available to all pupils.

At all NWAT schools, extra importance is placed on broadening the scope of learning for pupils by taking them into different environments.