RAF Falcons

Posted on: 6/25/2019

RAF Falcons drop in on Heyford Park Free School

The RAF Falcons parachuted into Heyford Park Free School on Friday 21st June with a spectacular display of skill and dedication.  This display was watched by all the children from the whole school ranging from nursery to sixth form.   Many families were able to join us for both the picnic lunch and the display by the Falcons.  The Falcons team after standing down met with children to answer their questions.  
The Heyford and Bicester veterans joined us for the event and were hosted by cadets in the school organised by Adam Lindsay, a year 11 student at Heyford Park Free School. 
During the morning, the grounds team worked with students from secondary showing them how they use the mathematics they learn in school to manage the drop and ensure the safety of all.   At our Officers Mess site, a member of the squadron talked to students from year 5,6 and 7 about the history and work of the parachute team along with their links with Heyford Park.
Karen Healey, Principal, said “This amazing opportunity not only allowed our children to see the amazing work the forces do and the skill of the Falcon’s but also allowed us to show children that if you have a dream you can achieve it.  The history of the parachute regiment and also the mathematical knowledge used in their day to day work allowed our children to understand the relevance of what they learn in the classroom”
Sergeant Brook Stebbings, First Year Falcon said: “ it was a privilege to display at Heyford Free School today, we have a strong connection with the school and Upper Heyford. RAF Upper Heyford was a RAF Station located near the village of Upper Heyford where No. 1 Parachute Training School was based between 1946 to 1950, now based at RAF Brize Norton, the home of the RAF Falcons too.  We’d like to thank the school children for their warm reception today and for their hard work they have put into their STEM projects.
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