PUPILS of a Chester school have been going global in a virtual trip around the world.

Youngsters picked up their passports to take a virtual trip across the globe and travelled to Australia to learn about marsupials and aboriginal art, and headed to China to battle a dragon and manipulate chopsticks to separate the woollen noodles.

Children also travelled to India to learn Bollywood dancing as well as sampling spices and herbs that were cooked into a delicious lentil curry.

Scotland was the fourth country visited where children took part in The Highland Games.

One pupil said: “It was great because I got to learn about loads of other countries and got to try new stuff.”

Classes were mixed up across the age ranges, including the school's youngest members of the school's own Little Explorers Nursery.

The day provided an opportunity for pupils to study lots of subjects in more detail, giving them the opportunity to develop additional skills such as teamwork, and encouraging them to step outside their comfort zone to take part in activities and challenges that aren’t everyday lessons.

Pupils loved their trip around the world learning about different cultures.

One youngster said: “I loved all the making stuff. I made a passport to travel, made a Fire Breathing Chinese Dragon and played lots of Scottish sports. It was just brilliant.”

As well as this Enrichment day, Lache Primary School was excited to announce it has opened its very own Book Sharing Shed.

Thanks to donations from The Book People, Passion for Learning and Lache Primary School PTA, the school has bought two brand new sheds which have been filled with a range of high quality books for children to take home and read.

Teacher Katy Southworth said “We are passionate about reading at our school and our new reading scheme has taken off well with numerous children receiving certificates each week for their achievements."

Shortly after half term, the school will be opening a second shed for the infant department, with more amazing, age appropriate books for the younger children to enjoy.

Chair of governors Diane Clark was there to cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the Junior Shed following her support in acquiring a donation from Passion for Learning.

All of the staff at Lache Primary School would like to say: “A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to this amazing project and to our fantastic children and parents for supporting us along the way.”