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Pupils' capital adventure

PUBLISHED: 09:08 31 July 2008 | UPDATED: 10:24 07 July 2010

CAPITAL ADVENTURE: Pupils from Wells Primary School have been having a capital time on a school exchange visit.

Twenty-seven pupils and staff, pictured right, spent three days seeing the sights of London on a three-day visit to their link school, Gallions Primary, in the London borough of Newham.

CAPITAL ADVENTURE: Pupils from Wells Primary School have been having a capital time on a school exchange visit.

Twenty-seven pupils and staff, pictured right, spent three days seeing the sights of London on a three-day visit to their link school, Gallions Primary, in the London borough of Newham.

It was an action-packed trip which included the rare chance to climb the 300 steps of St Stephen's tower (better known as Big Ben) at the Palace of Westminster. The youngsters also met North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb and chatted to him in a committee room, below right, and were taken onto the terrace of the House of Commons.

The children also took a ride on the London Eye and enjoyed

a trip on the River Thames

and visited Tate Modern,

below left.

Back at Gallions Primary School, the youngsters were treated to an Indian banquet prepared by one of the school parents who runs a restaurant.

It was the fourth year the exchange had been arranged and earlier this summer Gallions' pupils visited the Wells school for several days.

“The exchange is wonderful because it offers children at both schools such an enriching experience of different cultures and locations,” said Wells headteacher Carol Jennings.

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