Alderman Swindell reach for sky

PUPILS from a Alderman Swindell Infants reached for the sky last week when they were given a tour of a police helicopter as a reward. The 10 youngsters squeezed into the emergency helicopter and met its crew based at Norwich airport as a prize for having 100 pc attendance during the autumn term.

PUPILS from a Alderman Swindell Infants reached for the sky last week when they were given a tour of a police helicopter as a reward. The 10 youngsters squeezed into the emergency helicopter and met its crew based at Norwich airport as a prize for having 100 pc attendance during the autumn term. Although 95.5pc of pupils had perfect attendance in that period, the 10 lucky youngsters names were pulled out a hat to be given the chance to discover the aerial machine's role in fighting crime.

Headteacher Alison Hopley said: “Since 2003 we have been working all of our socks off to improve attendance. The children had a great day and they actually got inside the helicopter which was brilliant for them.”

The helicopter trip prize was organised by PCSO Lucy Jane-Shreeve who regularly visits the school on her beat.