A Visit to Air Ambulance HQ

On Friday 10th June, Year 6 travelled to the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance (LNAA) Headquarters. After raising money for the charity as part of our school Jubilee Celebrations, pupils were keen to find out more about their work and how donations help to save lives. 

The pupils were welcomed by LNAA CEO, Karen Jobling, before taking a tour of the hangar to see the rapid response cars as well as the Operations Room, where the pilots, doctors and paramedics wait for the klaxon to go off signalling a shout. Then they got to see the equipment the doctor-paramedic crew take with them on every call-out, as well as taking part in an interactive lesson on how to perform CPR on someone.

One of the highlights of the morning was seeing inside the bright yellow helicopter and asking pilots Ben Richardson and Roger Griffiths questions about what it is like to fly and how fast the helicopter goes.

As pupils were about to leave, there was an emergency and the opportunity to see the helicopter take off!