Topic takes pupils to RAF base

PUPILS from West Butterwick Primary pictured during their visit to RAF Scampton.
PUPILS from West Butterwick Primary pictured during their visit to RAF Scampton.

PUPILS from West Butterwick Primary were treated to a day at RAF Scampton as part of their history topic.

The children from the infant class have recently been studying the life of Neil Armstrong.

Teacher Miss Victoria Currie said: “We arrived at the air base and during a detailed talk we learnt about some different objects which were used in WW2.

“The children were fascinated by a Monopoly board which used to be sent to prisoners of war with a hidden map of the area inside it.

“After some chips for lunch and a colouring competition, with a Red Arrow badge for the prize, we were escorted to the runway.

“The children were really excited to see four Red Arrows zooming over head. We watched the display and met the friendly pilots who answered the children’s questions and let them hold their helmets.” She added: “Next we went into the Red Arrow hangar and we were given a talk about the Red Arrows and we were even allowed to look inside the cockpit of the jets. Finally we watched the syncro pair do their tricks above our heads before very reluctantly going home!

“We had a fantastic day and we would like to thank everyone involved who made it so great.”