Air ambulance drops in to visit Bourne Grammar School

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PUPILS at a school in Bourne were visited by an air ambulance during a fundraising day for the medical service.

Children at Bourne Grammar School, in South Road, received a visit from the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance on Thursday, October 20.

This was the same day the school held a non-uniform day to raise money for the cause.

To support the service, pupils were asked to wear something yellow, which is the colour of the ambucopter, and make a minimum donation of £1. More than £1,000 was raised.

Assistant headteacher Liz Faux said it was a great success.

She said: “The air ambulance was able to be in attendance for part of the day, giving students an opportunity to question the pilot and paramedics as well as looking around the helicopter.

“The Willoughby School was also invited to come and meet the pilot and paramedics - with the opportunity to look at the helicopter in close proximity.”

The air ambulance, is based at RAF Waddington, south of Lincoln.