Junior school children at Pitsford School were treated to a demonstration and a question and answer session from Virgin Balloon Flights.
Pupils were taught about the mechanics of ballooning by commercial hot air balloon pilot Peter Philpott and crew member Andy Hale.
Pitsford School’s headmaster and physicist Noel Toone also learnt how to use the burners in a hot air balloon. A display from Mr Philpott, where fire was blasted from the burners attracted claps and cheers from pupils. The educational session was organised after Mr Philpott landed his Virgin hot air balloon in a field close to Pitsford School in May.