TV stars visit West Ham school

Gainsborough Primary School pupils Susy, Carlos and Shanay with Stacey Solomon and Pip from Pip Ahoy

Gainsborough Primary School pupils Susy, Carlos and Shanay with Stacey Solomon and Pip from Pip Ahoy! - 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.

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