Pupils blown away by hot air balloon visit
CHILDREN from Castle Primary School in Tiverton were given the chance to climb inside a hot air balloon when it visited on Thursday.
More than 400 pupils were invited to take part in an experiment to attempt to inflate the balloon.
Aerosaurus Balloons were on hand to offer their expertise and provide a unique science lesson.
Arthur Street from Aerosaurus, said: "Transport, hot air physics and meteorology are all part of the curriculum and learning about hot air balloons pulls all of those together perfectly.
"It was an enjoyable and rewarding experience."
Deputy head teacher, Karen Dickinson, said: "It was amazing and has really inspired learning.
"Everyone got involved and had a go and all the children got the chance to go inside the balloon. Each class is doing lots of follow up work now with every year group looking at a different aspect.
"We all learnt lots - I didn't realise you used cold air and then the hot air to inflate the balloon - I told the children even I learned something!"