Oh, we do like to beside the seaside

YOUNGSTERS were flying high as they took their lessons out of the classroom and up into Northumberland.

Almost 350 pupils at Wallsend’s Stephenson Memorial Primary School enjoyed a grand day flying kites and sailing boats.

The children – joined by police officers, clergy, school governors, volunteers, sports leaders and parents – visited Dunstanburgh and Warkworth castles in the morning.

In the afternoon, youngsters from the nursery and reception classes joined them at Druridge Bay Country Park and beach for activities including flying kites and floating boats they had made the previous week.

Other activities held included a cattle-painting session, scavenger hunt, sandcastle-building contest, bike rides and sports and games.

Headteacher Emma Overton said: “This year has seen lots of parents invited into school to take part in activities with their children, and we decided we wanted to take it one step further and organise a day out.

“The purpose was to enable children and families from Wallsend to see the wonderful heritage and beaches on offer in Northumberland.”