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More than 60 children from Fosse Way School in Radstock visited Longleat Estate and Safari Park last week as part of the National Rotary KidsOut Day, sponsored by the Midsomer Norton and Radstock Rotary Club, and KidsOut charity.

Children and staff from the primary school section of Fosse Way took a drive through the Safari Park, explored the animal kingdom and other attractions at the park on their fun day out.

Jack, a student from the school, said, “The best part of the visit was the animals at the safari and the boat ride.”

Fosse Way is a special school supporting children from age four to 19 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). It is located in Radstock and is one of three special schools in Bath & North East Somerset, while also welcoming children from neighbouring counties.

Fiona Skinner, Head Teacher, explained, “At Fosse Way we are passionate about all our children being able to experience days out like the recent trip to Longleat. As a Special School there are additional challenges to a school trip but thanks to the National Rotary KidsOut Day they have had a fantastic time!”

The National Rotary KidsOut Day is one special day where thousands of children are taken on an unforgettable trip to places like the seaside, the cinema and theme parks. The KidsOut charity works in partnership with the National Rotary Club of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to make this happen.

Fosse Way School’s visit to Longleat was supported by KidsOut and the Midsomer Norton and Radstock Rotary Club. Roger Winsley from the Rotary Club said, “It has been a pleasure for the club to participate once again in KidsOut and to be able to offer some of the children at Fosse Way School the opportunity to enjoy a day out at Longleat. Midsomer Norton & Radstock Rotary have supported this event for many years. and plan to do so in the future.”