Primary school pupils enjoy Tiger Moth biplane flypast during history lesson today

Pupils were filled with joy this afternoon while spending some of their first day back outdoors, waving at the Tiger Moth pilot.
Pupils were filled with joy this afternoon while spending some of their first day back outdoors, waving at the Tiger Moth pilot.

Collingtree Church of England Primary School pupils had a special treat today as they watched a Tiger Moth biplane fly overhead in Northampton, especially for their studies.

After lunchtime today (September 5) teachers at Collingtree Church of England Primary School asked the pupils to congregate outside on the school field before watching a remarkable plane, similar to those used in World War One, fly by.

Pictures sent in by headteacher, Richard Albert.

Pictures sent in by headteacher, Richard Albert.

Throughout their autumn term the pupils will be thinking about ‘then’ and ‘now’ - with the oldest children at the school learning about the World War One, with an even bigger focus on the the Great War as this year marks 100 years since it came to and end.

Headteacher Richard Albert said: "Turning their heads to the sky they were treated to the sight of a Tiger Moth biplane, similar to those that were used in World War One.

"The intrepid pilot and his wonderful flying machine performed several loops of the school including a low flypast where he waved at the excited children sitting below.

"There are rumours around the school that the pilot dropped off a top-secret package to help them in their studies but all will be revealed..."

The organiser of the event was the year 5 teacher, Mrs Edmunds, who believes that events such as the flypast 'really engage' and 'excite pupils' about their learning.