LETTER: Fun for New Mills pupils

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Fun for New Mills pupils

Year five and six pupils at New Mills Primary School took their learning outside the classroom last Friday when they took the train to Whaley Bridge and watched the Tour of Britain Cycle Race go through the town.

Standing in an elevated position behind the railings on the Jodrell car park, the children had a great view and entertained the crowds with their cheering; their excitement was infectious. An ambulance that went tearing past with its lights flashing was reportedly for injured Mark Cavendish, then the motorbikes with lights and sirens kept the children amused for a while before the first group of cyclists sped through. Their support vehicles followed before more motorbikes and the second group of cyclists.

After all the excitement, a picnic lunch at Whaley Basin was enjoyed by the pupils and accompanying staff before the group of nearly 60 people, walked back along the canal towpath taking in the sights of ducks, geese, cows, sheep, squirrels and llamas. As cyclists passed the children on the towpath, their cheering continued for each one. The end of the walk brought the children through The Torrs and back to school for the end of the school day. An enjoyable day for everyone.


New Mills Primary School