Excited youngsters got a close-up view of the Air Ambulance during a call to Bridlington.
Two emergency ambulances had attended an incident on Burstall Hill – adjacent to the primary school. Minutes after their arrival the Yorkshire Air Ambulance landed on the grassed area in front of the nearby play park. It became quickly apparent that the services of the Air Ambulance were not needed.
However instead of taking off again the crew spotted the excited youngsters watching them from the New Pasture Lane pre-school playground.
Manager Sue Green explained: Fourteen of the children were having their lunch in our pre-school canteen, but we quickly got out and ran to see the stationary helicopter.”
“The crew had been stood down as the ambulances left with their lights flashing. All the children got the opportunity to go inside the helicopter and the crew explained a little about the machinery.” said Sue.
She continued: “When the helicopter took off it hovered overhead for quite a while so the children could wave it away from the playground. It was an amazing and unplanned opportunity and the children were so excited and told their parents about their experiences.”
The pre-school have sent a thank-you letter along with some photographs and a small donation.
Added Sue: “We know the Air Ambulance work is invaluable to our local area and this learning opportunity was priceless.”