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Time capsule celebrates Flybe airline landmark
8:00am Wednesday 16th October 2013 in Local news
Children helped mark an airline’s passenger milestone by burying their artwork in a time capsule.
Pupils from Leeds Bradford Airport’s closest school, Rufford Park Primary in Yeadon, took part in burying the time capsule to celebrate 2.5 million Flybe passengers at LBA.
Hannah Lund, ten, and nine-year-old Freya Richardson were winners of a competition to create a bright, colourful picture on the theme of flying with Flybe from Leeds Bradford.
They were invited along to bury the capsule in the airport grounds – and will be invited back to unearth it when the airline reaches its five million passenger milestone from LBA.
Also included in the capsule were items from Belfast City and Southampton – both destinations which are served by the airline. They contributed Merlin the Southampton Airport bear and a copy of the Belfast Telegraph.
Mrs Alison Anslow, headteacher at Rufford Park Primary School, said: “As the nearest school to the airport, we were really pleased to be invited to take part in the competition and we look forward to developing further links with Leeds Bradford, our local airport.
“The children really enjoyed their special treat the airport to bury the time capsule.”