Children go to RIAT

Pupils from Bulford St Leonard’s Primary School, part of Salisbury Plain Academies, enjoyed a special end of term treat recently.

The forty nine Year 5 and 6 pupils left their classrooms to visit the RAF Fairford Air show.  

"The children got to experience the Red Arrows, meet the Thunderbirds display team and board the RAF Voyager, it was wonderful, one trip they won't forget in a hurry,” said Class teacher, Rosie Wheeler. 

The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is a very large Air show containing hundreds of modern military aircraft in the static line-up and air display from many different countries around the world. 

Many of the children had never experienced anything like it before.

Paul Miller, a Year 6 pupil said as he boarded the Voyager. “I've never been in a plane before; it’s amazing!”

His fellow Year 6 pupil, Camron, said," We see planes flying over our school all the time but I never realised they were this big!"