A HELICOPTER crew paid a flying visit to Belgrave Primary School in celebration of its 40th birthday.
Pupils at the Westminster Park school positioned themselves in the shape of the number 40 on the school field to welcome the Heliphotos helicopter.
The stunt was organised by Beth Alexander for the school’s PTA and Heliphotos took an aerial photograph, as well as a number of class photos when they landed.
The pilots then showed the youngsters how a helicopter works and the youngsters were able to ask questions.
Headteacher Deanne Garratt said: “We received a telephone call at 8.30am to confirm the arrival time and to give a weather update. At the appointed time we stood in position on the field.
“The pilot then flashed the headlights twice when they were going to take the photograph.”
The crew stayed for lunch and then offered a surprise ride to one lucky person.
Mrs Garratt added: “They offered us the opportunity for one adult to have a ride in the helicopter.
We offered this to Miss Sally Melvin who has worked at the school for 26 years and is the longest serving member of staff.”
AERIAL VIEW: Children from Belgrave Primary school make the shape of a 40.