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Kids' flying school yard visit to say thanks

Harper Thomas and Daniel Craig
Harper Thomas and Daniel Craig

HARPER Thomas and Daniel Craig have the sky in the eyes after stepping into the cockpit of a chopper which does so much to help us when emergency strikes.

The Coffs Harbour Public School students were over the moon when the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service dropped in this week to remind us all of the importance of the community funded service. 

Touching down on school ovals, the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter made the students' day at Coffs Harbour and Woolgoolga public schools.

The school fly-ins on Thursday were reward for the schools special support of the North Coast-based emergency aerial rescue service.

The public schools recently completed the service's school program, designed to teach Australian primary school students the importance of not-for-profit emergency services and the work they do in their local community.

The education program, sponsored by Westpac Bank, stars Channel Seven's Air Rescue crew members.

"We know how much children love the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopters, so the schools program will really engage students while teaching them the importance of community organisations," Westpac's Jason Yetton said.

Westpac Bank, in partnership with Surf Life Saving Australia, has supported the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service for more than 40 years.

It has contributed to its rapid expansion from a single aircraft performing beach surveillance and rescues to a national operation made up of 16 helicopters flying from 13 bases. 

Westpac crewman Callum Fry shows Woolgoolga Public School students Mianna Wood, Oscar Reynolds and Sahib Singh through the helicopter on Thursday.
Westpac crewman Callum Fry shows Woolgoolga Public School students Mianna Wood, Oscar Reynolds and Sahib Singh through the helicopter on Thursday. Trevor Veale

Topics:  coffs harbour public school, westpac life saver rescue helicopter, woolgoolga public school



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