AirTanker is a collaborative project between a range of aerospace and engineering companies and The Royal Air Force to build and run the new Voyager aircraft at RAF Brize Norton. Springfield School has been one of their nominated charities for the last year now and the lovely people at AirTanker have been working hard on a range of fundraising activites. On Friday 9th March we were really pleased to welcome John and Lindsey from AirTanker to our secondary site assembly.
Pupils interviewed John and Lindsey to find out a bit more about the Voyager aircraft. They learned that it is the largest aircraft in the RAF’s fleet and that it is used for air-to-air re-fuelling, transporting troops and cargo and can be equipped as a fully functional mobile hospital. Pupils also wanted to know how they wash the Voyager (very long poles with brushes on the end!). After successfully negotiating all of our questions John and Lindsey presented pupils with a cheque for £4,010!
This is a brilliant sum of money and we are hugely grateful to everyone at AirTanker. Even better news is that they are going to continue to support us for a further 12 months!