Year 6 children at Northdown Primary School, Margate, were treated to a fun-filled day at Chessington Theme Park last week as a reward for all the hard work they put in to their learning in the run up to SATs.
Armed with packed lunches and full of excitement, the eldest pupils at Northdown boarded coaches for a day of thrills and adventure. Rhiannon Hiscock, Year 6 teacher, said: “It was delightful to celebrate the children’s hard work this year. They have made us all so proud with their remarkable effort.”
The most popular ride of the day proved to be the latest white-knuckle rollercoaster, Mandrill Mayhem in the new Jumanji world, which had the youngsters -and adults – screaming.
Logan, 11, said: “It was really fun. The rides were amazing, and it was nice to go with my school friends. Miss Hiscock went on Dragon Fury, and she was really brave and didn’t scream! She encouraged everyone to have a good time.”
Although several of the pupils were nervous, having never been on a rollercoaster before, they overcame their fear and found the courage to go on.
Harry Fetherston, Key Stage Two Lead, explained the idea behind the trip: “Because of all their hard work, Year 6 were rewarded with a trip to Chessington funded by the school to celebrate all their successes at Northdown over the last few years.”
Millie-Mai, 11, said: “It was amazing because you could go on all the fun rides, and it was a relief after SATs. It was really funny watching the teachers go on the rides – our headteacher Mr Harris was screaming and laughing on Rattlesnake.”