TV stars visit West Ham school
- Credit: Helen Doherty
Many children want dream of meeting their favourite cartoon character, and for pupils at Gainsborough Primary School, that became a reality.
Popular Channel 5 cartoon Pip Ahoy!’s star Pip popped into their classroom, joined by television presenter and singer Stacey Solomon, who performs the show’s tune.
The duo led the school in a singalong and each class were able to ask a question to the special visitors.
Stacey said: “I was so excited to be visiting the children at Gainsborough Primary School and loved their passion for the show.
“They were so welcoming and engaging that I did not want to leave.”
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The visit came after the school won a nationwide competition by iChild, which produces educational resource packs to accompany the show.
Teacher at the Berkshire Road school, Samuel Cullen, said: “The children have been so excited about Stacey and Pip visiting the school that we have had to contain their anticipation all week!
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“Pip Ahoy! is a particular favourite amongst the children and we have loved using the Pip education resource packs that have been produced as part of our lessons.
“Using children’s characters is a great way of helping children to get enthusiastic about learning.”
The show follows the adventures of a mischievous pup and his friends who live in the colourful seaside town of Salty Cove, and stars Sir David Jason as the voice of Pip’s uncle.