OVER 200 primary school pupils checked in to the John Bentley School departure lounge last Tuesday for an Around the World day at the Calne secondary school.

The year four pupils, from a host of different schools in the Calne community area, then jetted off with their learning passport for lessons in science, maths, music, languages and PE.

Ashley Martin, head teacher of Heddington Primary School, said: ““I think it's really important to give children as much exposure to secondary school as possible and the Round the World Day proved a great success.

“The children thoroughly enjoyed their time learning about different cultures through various subjects.

“The children have been given new skills that they have learnt as well as making new friends along the way.”

Each lesson was themed around a different country with pupils landing in China, USA, South Africa and Russia throughout their day.

Acting principal Melanie Sutton said: “The energy and enthusiasm of students was a pleasure to see and they certainly made a positive impression on our teachers and students as they moved excitedly around the school.

“Thank you to those who joined us for the celebration evening. We hope parents/carers enjoyed sharing their children’s experiences and seeing the wonderful activities they had taken part in.”