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June 8, 2005
Children from St Joseph's School get a chance to see hovercraft up close

St Josephs School, Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

A group of 60 children from St Joseph’s School in Burnham-on-Sea were given a guided tour of the town’s hovercraft station on Wednesday morning (June 8).

Two classes of children – all aged between 6 and 8 years old - met some of the crew and got an opportunity to see the Spirit Of Lelaina hovercraft up close.

“They were given a full tour of the building and were very interested to hear how the hovercraft works,” said chairman Alan Miller (who is pictured with the children above).

“Over half of the children had seen the hovercraft flying, and some said they’d like to join us as crewmembers in the future. It was great to see so much interest.”

The children were also given beach safety tips - when the dangers of walking out into the mud were explained.

The two classes also visited Burnham-On-Sea’s lifeboat station later in the morning.

RELATED LINKS:

St Joseph's schoolchildren visit Burnham lifeboat station

Guide to Burnham-On-Sea Schools

Official Burnham-On-Sea Hovercraft Web site

 


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