PRIMARY school pupils in Oswestry were given a wartime-style send-off, among other activities, as a long year came to an end.

Staff at Woodside Primary School, in Gittin Street, wanted all children to finish the year on a high as each year group organised a day’s event which ranged from beach parties, picnics, a Second World War themed-tea party, a Wimbledon tennis afternoon and a carnival.

As part of the celebrations, the children enjoyed a visit from the ice cream van which was kindly funded by Friends of Woodside School.

To mark the end of primary school for the Year 6 pupils, the children had a series of events planned for them.

Gill Littler, Year 6 teacher, said: “The children have had a fantastic day developing different skills such as team building and resilience.

"We are all very proud of all their achievements."

The activities for the school leavers also included an ice cream party, climbing wall, archery, bush craft and survival techniques.

Year 6 pupil, Xin Yi, said: “It has been amazing.

"I have really enjoyed the bush craft activities and I couldn’t believe that I managed to climb up the wall.”