Up, up and away at Stakesby School

Children at Stakesby School got an up-close look at a hot air balloon on Wednesday.

As part of the school’s term-long project entitled Up, Up and Away, pupils met hot air balloon pilots Duncan Lambert and Malcolm Skilbeck, of the Rix Balloon team.

Alesha Beaumont, Alfie Betts and Abi Skiba in the basket of the hot air balloon''w132115a

Alesha Beaumont, Alfie Betts and Abi Skiba in the basket of the hot air balloon''w132115a

Unfortunately, high winds gusting in a direction that would have blown the balloon over restricted airspace at RAF Fylingdales meant it could not be completely inflated, however the children did get to see the propane burners in action.

The school project relates to a wide range of subjects, themed around the word ‘up’. They spread from flight, to space travel, to plants that grow towards the sun.