151 children from St Clements School and Linwood Campuses visited Monkey World on two Great Days Out. The children, their teachers, and carers travelled to Monkey World on Laguna coaches who looked after everyone brilliantly.

Walking around the site, the children observed orangutans, gibbons, woolly monkeys and more. They were fascinated by their antics and spent time watching the various apes in their enclosures. After a picnic lunch and time at the excellent adventure playground, there was more monkeying around before the children climbed back onto their Laguna coaches to return to school.

The two days were organised by Variety Wessex. In July there will be another day at Monkey World for pupils from other schools in the Dorset area.

Frances Cornelius, chair of the Wessex branch said:

Two marvellous days at Monkey World gave these children such lovely experiences. It is a real treat for them to see the work of the Ape Rescue Centre and observe their fascinating residents. Thank you Monkey World and Laguna Coaches for ensuring these two days out were a success.

Tanya Shenton, parent support worker and deputy designated safeguarding leader, said:

Thank you so much for our Year 2 trip to Monkey World. The children had a fantastic time. Thank you to Variety for all your support.