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School children create their own work of art

04 January 2013

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

The Anglian house builder sponsored last year’s 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 enjoy a boat trip on the Thames, a visit to the Tate Modern, and a visit to the Globe theatre. 

And it was while at the Tate that the pupils were given the opportunity to discuss ‘what is art?’ surprised headteacher Roger Walsh by lying down in the Turbine Hall in the shape of a face – something they had been secretly practising in the school playground on the run-up to the trip.

Class teacher Anna Prutton said: “Persimmon’s very generous donation made a huge difference to this annual trip, and we really can’t thank them enough, it is always much appreciated. 

“The children had an absolutely wonderful day, travelling by train, tube and boat to the Tate Gallery and the Globe Theatre - where they actually had the opportunity to utter Shakespeare's words on stage having taken part in an acting workshop with an actual actor from the Globe.  We also crammed in a visit to Museum of London before heading back to Liverpool St Station.”

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 delighted that they had such 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.”

The Poppies is a stunning development of two, three and four bedroom houses and two and three bedroom bungalows.

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