Pingu on the School Excursion (sometimes known as Pingu on the School Trip) is the 22nd episode of the second season which was first broadcast on August 31, 1994.


Today, Pingu's school is going to see a sculptor, who is carving a giant blue whale. On the way, Pingg decides to have a snowball fight with Pingu. When Pingu throws his snowball, it misses Pingg and instead hits Mr. Peng-Chips in the face, who gives Pingu a stern telling-off.

Soon the class arrive at the sculpture. As they all watch the sculptor working on the mouth piece of whale, Pingu and Pingo wonder off on their own to look round the other side of the sculpture. When Mr. Peng-Chips goes off to look for them, Pingg decides to help the sculptor and naughtily carves a dent in the whale's belly. This makes the sculptor very cross.

On the other side of the sculpture Pingu and Pingo are climbing the scaffolding, but they do not go unnoticed. When Pingo climbs up to the top of the tallest pole, Mr. Peng-Chips comes along and makes him slide back down again.

Later while the sculptor is telling Mr. Peng-Chips how Pingg vandalised his sculpture and why it is important to sculpt it accurately, Pingg has climbed ontop of it and is balancing on the whale's tail. He gleefully bounces up and down on it and breaks a bit off. Pingg just manages to save himself from falling off by grabbing on to the edge of the remaining part of the tail, leaving him precariously hanging on for dear life. While the sculptor looks angrily up at the increased vandalism on his artwork, Mr. Peng-Chips wonder how they are going to save Pingg before he falls and hurts himself. Pingo fetches a long pole from amongst the scaffolding to try and help Pingg down, but his flippers can not get a grip. Meanwhile Mr. Peng-Chips has climbed up on top of the sculpture and is trying to coax Pingg to edge his way across but he is too scared.

By now, Pingu has come up with a plan; using some the poles and a tarpaulin, he and the rest of the class build a makeshift slide for Pingg to come down on. When everything is ready, Pingg releases his grip on the whale's tail and slides down to the bottom of the slide safely. Once the rest class have pacified Pingg and he thanks them for saving him, they suddenly realise that poor old Mr. Peng-Chips is still stuck up on top of the sculpture. The class can not help laughing though.



  • This marks Pengy's largest role in the series.


Pingu Episodes
Season 1
Hello, Pingu · Pingu Looks After the Egg · The New Arrival · Pingu Goes Fishing · Pingu Delivers the Mail · Jealousy · Hide and Seek · Lost Baby · Pingu Plays Fish Tennis · Barrel of Fun · Ice Hockey · Pingu and Pinga Stay Up · Skiing · Pingu Runs Away · Building Igloos · Music Lessons · Pingu's Ice Cave · Sledging · Little Accidents · School Time · Grandpa is Ill · Pingu's Circus · Pingu and the Barrel Organ · Noise · Pingu and Pinga at Home · Pingu's Dream
Season 2
Pingu at the Doctor's · Pingu's Admirer · Pingu and the Seagull · Pingu Goes Ice Surfing · Pingu's First Kiss · Pingu's Curling Game · Pingu the Icicle Musician · Pingu the Chef · Pingu's Family Celebrate Christmas · Pingu Goes Away · Pingu the Photographer · Pingu's New Kite · Pingu and the Many Packages · Pingu the Conjurer's Apprentice · Pingu's Birthday · Pingu at the Funfair · Pingu the Babysitter · Pingu Cannot Lose · Pingu and the Game of Fish · Pingu Gets a Bicycle · Pingu's Visit to the Hospital · Pingu on the School Excursion · Pingu and Pinga at the Kindergarten · Pingu and the Strangers · Pingu Helps His Mother · Pingu Builds a Snowman
Season 3
Pingu Goes Cross Country Skiing · Pingu's Museum Visit · Pingu's Grandpa Comes to Stay · Pingu's Long Journey · Pingu Pretends to be Ill · Pingu the Painter · Pingu's Trick · Pingu and the Mother Bird · Pingu Quarrels With His Mother · Pingu and the Message in a Bottle · Pingu Has an Idea · Pingu Breaks a Vase · Pingu and the Paper Plane · Pingu Takes Revenge · Pingu Makes a Mistake · Pingu and the Toy · Pingu the Superhero · Pingu and the Fishing Competition · Pingu and the Letter · Pingu Feels Left Out · Pingu Wins First Prize · Pingu and the Ghost · Pingu and the Postcard · Pingu's Discovery · Pingu Steals · Pingu and the Lost Ball
Season 4
Pingu's Disadvantage · Pingu Refuses To Help · Pingu the Mountaineer · Pingu and the Big Fish · Pingu Shows What He Can Do · Pingu Clears the Snow · Pingu Has a Day Off · Pingu the Archer · Pingu Gets a Warning · Pingu and the Magnet · Pingu Gets Help · Pingu in Paradise · Pingu's Dangerous Joke · Pingu the Pilot · Pingu Teases Pinga · Pingu's Wish · Pingu is Curious · Pingu Gets Organised · Pingu Builds a Tower · Pingu the King · Pingu the Baker · Pingu and the Doll · Pingu Helps Grandfather · Pingu Has a Bad Day · Pingu Loses the Bet · Pingu and His Cup
Season 5
Pingu's Bouncy Fun · Pingu Finishes the Job · Pingu Digs a Hole · Pingi's Valentine Card · Pingu Wants to Fly · Pingu's Windy Day · Pinga's Lost Rabbit · Pingu's Moon Adventure · Pinga Sleepwalks · Pingu the Snowboarder · Pinga has Hiccups · Like Father Like Pingu · Pingu's Ice Sculpture · Pinga's Balloon · Pingu and the Knitting Machine · Pingu's Balancing Act · Pingu Gets Lost · Pingu and Pinga Go Camping · Stinky Pingu · Pingu and the Band · Pingu and the Snowball · Pingu Sticks Up · Pingu and the Doorbell · Pingu Plays Tag · Pingu's Pancakes · Pingu's Bedtime Shadows
Season 6
Pingu's Sledge Academy · Pingu and the Hose · Pottery Pingu · Pingu and the Litter · Mother's New Hat · Poor Pinga · Pinga in a Box · Pingu and the Present · Pingu and the Toyshop · Pingu and the Paper Mache · Sore Tummy Pingu · Pingu Gets Carried Away · Pingu and the School Pet · Pampering Pingu · Green-Eyed Pingu · Pingu Wraps Up · Pingu and the Fish Flute · Pingu Boogaloo · Pingu and the Daily Igloo · Pingu and the Rubberband Plane · Pingu and the Braces · Pingu's Big Catch · Pingu and the New Scooter · Pingu and the Paint · Pingu Makes a Big Splash · Pingu and the Abominable Snowman
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