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Air Balloon School

Jubilee Walk, 1st June 2012

The Diamond Jubilee of a Monarch has only come around twice. Queen Victoria, in 1897, and now our own Queen Elisabeth ll in June 2012. In 1897, Air Balloon School was based on Crews Hole Road at the bottom of what is now called "Troopers Hill". On that occasion the school chose to mark the Jubilee by marching the whole school to St George's Park. This time around, they decided to march the whole school - all 600 pupils - to Troopers Hill. Having got there, they planned to launched 60 ballooons, 1 for every year of the Queen's reign.

Here's what happened....

Photos here>>

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