LondonChildren from North Yorkshire primary schools had a capital experience when they went on a day trip to London.

Pupils from Leeming and Londonderry Community Primary School were joined by others from Hipswell, Le Cateau and Hunton and Arrathorne Primary Schools on the visit, which took in the city’s sights including the Palace of Westminster and a Tube ride to the Science Museum.

The children were also able to meet up with their MP Rishi Sunak, who had visited Leeming and Londonderry School before the trip to explain the workings of Parliament and life as an MP.

Pupil Anna Marshall, 10, said: “London was a great experience as I have never been before. Visiting the Houses of Parliament was a great educational opportunity especially learning the history of it. It was a busy day but a great one too.”

Oliver Stead, 11, said: “I enjoyed the visit to London because we followed in the Queen’s footsteps in the Houses of Parliament, because we learned lots and we met our local MP Rishi Sunak.”

The trip was organised by Julie Sharrocks, administrator at Leeming and Londonderry Community Primary School.

She added: “We had a great day. The children enjoyed visiting the Houses Parliament and seeing Rishi Sunak again when he joined us after our Chamber Chat workshop.

“They also enjoyed seeing the sights and visiting the Science Museum.

“Some of the children had not been to London before and it was a joy to see their faces when they first saw Big Ben and the London Eye and when they followed the Queen’s footsteps as we took the same route into the House of Lords that she takes during the State Opening of Parliament.”