Gallery: Youngsters release 400 balloons in Potters Bar
BOVEKERKE, Belgium, 185 miles and a North Sea away from Potters Bar.
That’s where one of the 400 balloons sent up by Cranborne Primary School pupils reached earlier this week.
An email from a Belgian resident said they found the balloon in their home town, which sits near the northern coast, in the West Flanders area of Belgium.
The yellow helium balloons, which have also been found in Billericay, Wickford and Brentwood in Essex, as well as Faversham and Maidstone in Kent, were released into the air by the youngsters to mark Celebrating RE month on Friday March 25.
Each of the student’s balloons were attached with their hopes and wishes for the future, while they also took part in a variety of art activities focusing on either an aspect of Christianity or the faith that they were studying as part of the curriculum, to mark the month worth of celebrations.
You may also want to watch:
Janet Shipperlee, at the Laurel Fields-based school, said: “The first one returned was found at London Colney which we were quite pleased about.
“However, we subsequently had returns from all over the place. Who knows where it will end?”
- 1 Planning application submitted for 173-space car park and mobile café at park
- 2 Preparation works under way for Stonehills revamp
- 3 Man suffers fractured skull and bleed on the brain after pub assault
- 4 What to do if you see these hazardous caterpillars in a park
- 5 Delight for performing arts school as song hits number one in iTunes classical charts
- 6 Mum's proud of soldier son's guard of honour role at Prince Philip's funeral
- 7 Rail passengers warned of three-day closure at London King's Cross station
- 8 'These heroes deserve a proper pay rise' - Demonstration of support for NHS workers to be held outside New QEII
- 9 The latest court results for Welwyn Hatfield and Potters Bar
- 10 NHS hired conman on £320,000 five months after he was unmasked