School balloons found hundreds of miles away
Balloons released by pupils to mark the opening of the new Burnside Primary School have been found more than 100 miles away.
Children at the school released balloons on Friday to mark the end of their first week in their new school building.
But less than two days later, three of their balloons had been discovered in Newcastle, Northumberland and North Shields.
And when staff returned to school on Monday they found a total of three balloons had been traced.
A second ballon, number 156, was discovered in North Shields and a third, number 81, was found on Hedchester Law Farm in Northumberland.
The school has been able to track the balloons as they all had a numbered tag attached, which encouraged people to contact the school if they came across them.
Head teacher Helen said: “It is lovely that people have taken the time to take pictures of the labels and respond. We labelled each balloon with a poem and a number so each child knows if theirs has been found.
“The poem had the details of the school so people could tell it came from children and have responded positively. We are really excited. We will speak to all the children about it at assembly and put the pictures up that we have been sent.”
Up and away Burnside pupils release their balloons into the sky