Barnes Wallis Academy trio in Tattershall ‘team up’ with Red Arrows

Barnes Wallis students with the famous Red Arrows EMN-160629-163412001

Barnes Wallis students with the famous Red Arrows EMN-160629-163412001

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Three students from the Tattershall based Barnes Wallis Academy still have their heads in the clouds after experiencing a memorable day with the Red Arrows.

The Year 7 trio - Eloise Lockey, Georgina Buglass and Eve Smith - visited the world famous squadron at RAF Scampton.

And Eloise was selected to film and interview with the Red Arrows pilots.

The visit was part of an exciting new project in development with the Jon Egging Trust

As part of a new educational branch to the charity, the Trust auditioned young people from across the area to select one student to interview pilots from the elite squadron.

In order to apply, students were asked to produce a video clip that showed them interviewing a friend, family member or teacher about their favourite school experience.

Entries were then narrowed down to three successful students who attended a ‘casting day’ at RAF Scampton that included media training and a final interview with Red 3.

David Lancaster, Executive Principal at Barnes Wallis Academy, said: “It was an excellent day where the students developed their media awareness as they took part in each of the tasks.”

They also enjoyed a tour of the Red Arrows hangar, explored the briefing room where the team prepare and debrief every sortie, watched a low level private display and had a group photo taken with the team next to their jets.

Mr Lancaster added: “ Well done to Eloise and each of the other students involved. We are extremely proud of them all.”