Apache helicopter lands in school grounds

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An Apache helicopter swooped into the grounds of a Bury St Edmunds school to launch its science week.

The loaded helicopter, from Wattisham Airfield, landed on the field of King Edward VI School earlier today.

Scores of Year 12 physics students witnessed the spectacle and spoke to its two pilots about the aircraft’s mechanics.

The visit was arranged through links between the Airfield and the school’s science department.

Alan Denton, head of science and physics, said: “At A-level we only study pure physics and a lot of students will go onto study engineering.

“This is a real physical tangible demonstration that relies on physics knowledge in an applied context.”