On Friday, the whole school had an 'Air Ambulance' theme to their learning in the morning. Working in our house groups (Castle, Land Rover, Deer Park and Obelisk), the children enjoyed a range of activities based on the amazing work of the Air Ambulance crews and vehicles. Even the wind and rain didn't stop the children's enjoyment - as hopefully the photographs below will show!
Part of the morning was spent actually getting in a helicopter pod and looking at all the important life-saving equipment and instruments needed to fly these amazing helicopters and save lives! It felt very special indeed and many children commented on how they had never even seen a real aeroplane on the ground, let alone get into an actual helicopter!
Mary and Jackie, from the Air Ambulance charity, also came along to speak to the children about the important work that they do and to answer any questions that they had. Some of the staff have had family members who have needed to use this service during medical emergencies in the past and were able to give real-life examples to the children as well.
Our thanks go to Mary, Jackie and Richard (who transported the pod here on a 20 foot trailer!) for coming to our school to raise awareness of the vital work that they do. After praising the children for their enthusiasm, polite manners and super questions, Mary replied that they had been only to happy to come; for indeed, it is the children who are our country's future nurses, doctors and paramedics. Well done everyone! Miss Clark