Colne pupils enjoy trip along “royal route”

ROYAL TREATMENT: Pupils from St Michael and All Angels Primary School in Colne enjoy their three-day trip to London (s)

ROYAL TREATMENT: Pupils from St Michael and All Angels Primary School in Colne enjoy their three-day trip to London (s)

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LUCKY Colne pupils got treated like royalty during a jam-packed trip to London.

Year 6 students from Foulridge St Michael and All Angels Primary School spent three days enjoying various attractions of the Big Smoke, including Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, and Buckingham Palace.

A particular highlight was watching a production of “The Lion King” at the Lyceum Theatre, in the West End.

They were also given a tour of Parliament, where they were guided along the “Royal Route”, and were given the opportunity to question Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson.

Headteacher Hilary Wood said: “The children loved the trip. They sang all the way home. There wasn’t a dull moment. We just went from one thing to another.”

And Mr Stephenson said: “I was delighted to meet the children and teachers from St Michael and All Angels on Friday and answer their questions about Parliament and my role as their local MP.

“It sounded like all the children had enjoyed a fascinating trip to London and I was pleased to have been able to arrange a tour of Parliament for them.

“I first visited Parliament myself as part of a primary school trip, so I hope this trip has inspired others to get involved in politics.

“The children took the “Royal Route” through the House of Lords, which traces the steps the Queen takes when she visits every year for the State Opening of Parliament, before looking round the House of Commons.”