These Ramsgate pupils have taken a trip to the West End

A breath-taking magic carpet ride into the world of Aladdin in London’s West End awaited more than 600 children from Newington Community Primary School in Ramsgate.

The pupils from Reception class to Year 6 enjoyed the magic of Disney’s Academy Award winning version of Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre.

They saw fantastic special effects, more than 350 lavish costumes and saw an acclaimed cast sing and dance their way through many memorable songs including ‘Friend Like Me’, ‘A Whole New World’ and ‘Arabian Nights’.

The theatre trip is part of a term-long focus on geographical knowledge and understanding to help the children to recognise where in the world different countries are.

Head teacher Cliff Stokes said: “The visit to London and the fabulous musical was a brilliant cultural experience and it helps underpin our learning theme throughout Term 5, which is carried on through other events and across the curriculum.

“At the end of term each year group will present what they have been working on in the term in a special performance for friends and family. It is part of our desire to ensure our children have a broad-based learning experience in and out of the classroom.”

As part of their learning the children will be taking part in a special afternoon of activities called A Whole New World Experience. These activities will help the children to recognise where in the world different countries are.

Each class will become another country and the children will experience such things as food, dancing, music, flags and natural landmarks.

The children will travel to three different countries during the afternoon.

They have already held a tasty cuisine day where they enjoyed the chance to try foods from Morocco.