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Up, up and away as helicopter visits school

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 03, 2014

  • 03/04/14 Helicopter at school - Albert Village Primary, Occupaion Road Royal Navy Lynx helicopter landing at Albert Village primary school....

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PUPILS at a primary school in South Derbyshire were on cloud nine when they were visited by a Royal Navy helicopter.

Little ones at Albert Village Primary School knew nothing of the visit until the chopper started to circle above the site and then landed on the field.

And if the surprise was not good enough, they also had the chance to talk to the pilot and his assistant and even got to sit in the cockpit.

Head teacher Sue Savage told the Mail: “It was a total surprise for them and it was just absolutely amazing. The children thought it was brilliant.”

The visit was organised by one of the parents at the school, whose brother Keith Attwood is a pilot with the Royal Navy.

His niece and nephew, Leah and Isaac Attwood, were especially surprised, as they had no idea their uncle would be calling.

The visit also gave Mr Attwood’s parents chance to see him fly and land for the first time, as they headed over from their home in Alrewas.

“It was lovely,

“When you see someone like a helicopter pilot, it makes you think you want to do it when you’re older. We’ve now got children saying that,” Mrs Savage said.

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