Youngsters from St Michael’s CE Primary School, in Alnwick, were recently treated to an exciting day in York.
The Year 5 Leopards had an action-packed time in the historic city, experiencing numerous sights and attractions.
Catching the 6.50am train was a challenge, but everyone was raring to go.
After arriving, the pupils enjoyed a photo trail around the city, had a walk along the ancient walls and made sketches of the magnificent Minster.
They also investigated the historic Coppergate – a Viking street – and learned about archaeology at Jorvik DIG.
The children were also finding out about Viking art and artists for an ongoing project.
The day ended with a tasty ice-cream in the park.
St Michael’s headteacher, Gavin Johnston, said: “It was a lovely opportunity for them to be together as a class, visit a new city and develop independence skills in readiness for going into Year 6. What a great day out it was.”