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Air ambulance makes surprise landing at primary school in Colwick

Children at St Johns C of E School got the chance to look around the vehicle once the incident they were attending was over

An air ambulance had to make a surprise landing at a primary school in Colwick yesterday so it could attend a local incident.

Children at St John’s C of E primary school were shocked to see the emergency service vehicle land unannounced in land at the front of the school – the only land locally which could accomodate it.

Teachers quickly led pupils outside so they could watch the action unfold.

The school captured the visit on video, which can be seen at their website.

Once the incident was over, pilots talked to the children and also let them look inside the helicopter before again taking to the skies.

In a tweet, the air ambulance crew thanked the school.

They wrote: “Thank you to St John the Baptist School in Colwick today for the loan of their school field, allowing us to attend an incident nearby.

“It is not everyday we land at a school with their own plane in the playground.”

They added: “Hope you all had fun looking around the helicopter.”

You can see a video of the helicopter visit on the school’s website: http://www.st-johns-pri.notts.sch.uk/gallery/

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