Students thrilled with flying visit
STUDENTS watched in wonder as a rescue helicopter touched down at their Banksia Grove school recently.
Banksia Grove Primary School was selected from more than 3000 schools across Australia for the opportunity to be visited by the Fremantle-based Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service after completing its educational program.
Children were able to meet the helicopter’s crew and find out more about its rescue work.
Principal Helen Abbott said the program taught students the importance of community emergency services.
“It is important for the children at Banksia Grove Primary School to learn about the not-for-profit emergency services that keep them and their community safe, including this service,” she said.
“The children loved their visit, and giving them the opportunity to ask the crew questions and even sit inside the helicopter was priceless.”
Pilot Stefan Hildebrand and Banksia Grove Primary School student Joel Kirkbright.