YEAR 6 pupils at Moorfield School in Ilkley have recently visited London for a few days.

They learnt how to navigate the London underground and leap onto a London bus using their Oyster cards. Exploration of The Tower of London, Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery was balanced with trips to Hamleys, the oldest and largest toy shop in the world and to see the West End show, School of Rock.

A Moorfield School spokesperson said: “Another highlight was meeting Lieutenant Colonel of the Household Cavalry who showed us horses and included us in the inspection of his troops in full regalia before they trotted off from Hyde Park barracks to Horse Guards Parade where they were on guard for the day.

“The class returned to Ilkley enriched by their experiences and exhausted by the fast pace of London life.

“This annual trip is the culmination of a carefully considered residential programme for children at Moorfield from Year 3 to Year 6 aimed at developing independence, a thirst for culture and enquiring minds.”