There were a few raised eyebrows from residents living near Field Court Junior School near Quedgeley, Gloucester recently as locals reported witnessing a sizeable hot air balloon ascending and descending into the school’s sports field at least two dozen times.
They might have been forgiven for thinking that it was down to some sort of ballooning malfunction, but instead this turns out to have been an innovative aerial classroom for the school’s Year 4 students. As part of their studies of aeronautical transportation, the head teacher had organized for these hot air balloon flights to take the children into the Gloucester skies so the pupils could put their learning into action.
The children were also given some important facts about balloon flights. The balloon was tethered to the ground, explaining all the going up and down over the same spot, and children ascended to heights of 15 feet, giving superlative views over the roofs of the city, safe in the knowledge they would not be cast adrift. The children, the teachers, and the parents were delighted by this unique and unusual learning activity.
Hot air balloon trips never fail to delight, as the students of Field Court Junior School will confirm. If you want to experience a hot air balloon adventure in Gloucester for yourself, we offer fantastic days out by hot air balloon, promising you memories you will be able to treasure.