Capital trip for schoolchildren

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BARNSLEY youngsters are hoping to visit the London Olympic Games site in a trip to the capital.

Springwell Community School students are also to call in at a city school for a question and answer session with Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis at Parliament.

The trip is possible thanks to a £2,500 grant from Newham Barnsley Partnership Aspiration and Achievement Fund, set up to encourage community initiatives.

Barnsley formed an innovative partnership with London Olympic host borough Newham in 2008 and the trip will include mutual learning at Lathom School, Newham.

Matthew Daly, assistant headteacher, said: “The day will be memorable for all the children concerned.”