YEAR 1 pupils from a Barry primary school swapped desks for supermarket checkout chairs when they enjoyed a supermarket visit recently.

The Jenner Park five-year-olds got to grips with the scanner during their time with Barry Waitrose staff.

The store has donated £190 to the school as part of its community programme.

Head teacher David Morris said: “As part of our topic we decided to visit our local supermarket where the children learned all about how food is transported to the store, how and where it is stocked and how it gets delivered to customers. The children were even lucky enough to experience what it is like to be a part of the checkout staff where they were fantastic at scanning the items and putting them into bags. They have been able to put this into practise in our supermarket roleplay area in class.”

The youngsters completed the trip with a healthy snack and thanked the staff for their donation and support.