167 lucky children spent a fun-filled day at Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset thanks to Variety.

The children from eight schools across the region were accompanied by Variety Wessex committee members, staff from 4COM Telecommunications, teachers and carers. They were able to observe chimpanzees, orangutans, gibbons, spider monkeys and more.

After a picnic lunch there was time for adventures in the play area and everyone had a splendid time.

Schools that attended were:

  • Bittern Park school, Southampton
  • Winchelsea School, Parkstone
  • Beaucroft School, Wimborne
  • St Clements School, Boscombe
  • SENCO (Wyverne School), Weymouth
  • Annie’s nursery, Bournemouth
  • Linwood School, Bournemouth
  • Montacute School, Poole