School bal­loons found hun­dreds of miles away

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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

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