Pupils at Ellesmere Primary School have seen their classrooms transformed into different countries to help them learn while having fun.

Children also dressed up in desert boots and binoculars for an explorer experience.

Each classroom at the Elson Road school has transformed into a different country, packed with educational activities and challenges to allow pupils to learn whist having fun.

The two days of excitement were all part of the school’s inventive new ‘mini mission’ approach to learning.

Headteacher, Stuart Roberts has been at Ellesmere Primary for two years, said: “We have changed the way we deliver our curriculum this year, in order to make learning more meaningful and memorable. These mini missions help children connect everything together in fun, interactive ways.”

He added: “This particular mission was geography based and they got to visit lots of different countries to learn languages, see geographical features, experience culture, taste food and lots more.

“They were given plenty of information, and the response we got gave us great confidence we’re on the right track.”

The children got to wear fancy dress and became characters like Indiana Jones and aviation legend Amelia Earhart.

In September 2016 the school joined North West Academies Trust (NWAT) and is now in the middle of an ambitious transformation.

Classrooms have been updated with fresh fittings and state-of-the-art kitchen areas as well as having new flooring and heating systems installed. The school car park has also been made safer as part of a drive to lift standards across the board.

The CEO of NWAT, Steve Docking also runs other schools across Cheshire said: “Our vision is to create the best possible learning environment for our children, using cutting edge facilities and ideas to bring the best out of them every day.

“A lot of hard work is taking place at Ellesmere and it is fantastic to see it all coming together.”

In last year’s Ofsted inspection the school was highly praised and pupil numbers are rising.

Mr Roberts added: “The feedback from our Ofsted inspection proves that we are well on the way to ‘outstanding’.

“The school has changed massively, not only in terms of its appearance, but also the atmosphere.

“I’m excited to come into work every day because I know that what we are doing here is improving the lives of the children in this amazing community.”