Excited local pupils were treated to an enriching day out at the seaside last week, thanks to a grant from Yorkshire’s no.1 attraction, Meadowhall.
Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils aged between five and nine, from Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy School in Sheffield, visited Whitby to experience the contrasting sights and sounds of the exhilarating Yorkshire coast.
The children dived into a day of learning and play, with visits to the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby Abbey and Whitby Lifeboat Station. The foundation-year pupils will visit the seaside with a trip to Cleethorpes.
Meadowhall has been funding school trips since 2013 – covering the costs of transportation, activities and food. The experiences provide disadvantaged children, who may not leave Sheffield in the summer, with the opportunity to escape the confines of the classroom and learn outdoors in a natural environment.
Darren Pearce, Centre Director for Meadowhall, said: “As a leading supporter of the local community, we’re delighted to be funding the Tinsley Meadows trip to the seaside. It is hugely motivating for the children and allows them to get creative and broaden their horizons.”
Allison Brunt, from Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy School, said: “The children were so excited to be going to the seaside and we’re very grateful to Meadowhall for facilitating another trip for us. The funding allows us to take the curriculum to the beach – and from past experience they really do learn!”
The seaside trips are just one of several projects that Meadowhall has partnered with Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy School for, with the leading leisure destination also having recently invited pupils into the centre to have the ultimate school year picture on a unicorn in The Post Room.