Corpus Christi to the rescue!
In 2014, schools across Australia were invited to learn about rescue helicopters through the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Schools Program.
Grade One students at Corpus Christi Catholic School embarked on ‘Helicopter Week’ and spent time learning about helicopters and the rescue service. As part of this they made egg-carton helicopters, wrote stories about helicopters and made an impressive cardboard helicopter to play in. Students from Grade Two classes also created science experiments about helicopters and filmed their experiences.
All of this was also in an effort to secure a visit to Corpus Christi from the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter. And they were successful! On Monday 23 March, the Rescue Helicopter touched down at the School.
The whole School community was invited to attend and the helicopter caused a lot of excitement from the students when it arrived on their grounds. Students then had the opportunity to ask questions of the pilot and crew officer and learned about the components and equipment in the helicopter. The pilot and crew officer also described to students what being on a rescue mission is like.