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Helmsley award win takes school pupils to the capital for an educational trip to remember

Twenty five youngsters from Helmsley Community Primary School will head to London for an education trip next month thanks to the town’s win in the Great British High Street awards.

On 4th July pupils in Year 6 will visit the House of Lords to do a tour and workshop, before meeting local MP Kevin Hollinrake for a Q&A session. The activity has been arranged following Helmsley winning the Best Market Town category of the Great British High Street Awards.

The 10 and 11 year olds will then be taken to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the theatre, before staying overnight. The following day an educational tour of Olympic Park is planned to help with a school project linked to this year’s Olympics.

The school is currently fundraising to help cover the costs, with a cake stall taking place on Friday 10th June. Anyone willing to get involved and bake is asked to contact Katie Atkinson via katie@kvaplanning.co.uk .

Katie Atkinson, who is a member of Helmsley in Business, runs KVA Planning and also has children at the school, said: “This is a great opportunity for the children and it’s thanks to Helmsley winning the Great British High Street Awards. But with educational budgets being cut, we need to ask for help in fundraising to make it all happen. So if anyone can help with the cake stall (making or eating!), it would be hugely appreciated. Or if any of our wonderful local businesses would like to donate any funds or help in any way, we’d also be very grateful. We’ve already had some offers which are fantastic – such as the Traditional Sweet Shop providing bags of sweets for the children to enjoy when they’re in the theatre. It’s one of the great things about living and working in such a close and caring community. The trip is going to be a fantastic way for the pupils to finish their final year at primary school.”

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