Stanton St QuintinPrimary School

Discovering Together

Trip to Cameron Balloons!


Amazon Class had the most inspiring and exciting day when they visited the Cameron Balloons factory as part of our ‘If you were an engineer what would you do?’ topic.

We were treated to a tour of the vast factory, learning lots about the many roles of engineers. We tested hot air balloon fabrics, including the disappearing hole trick! The children clambered into a balloon basket and watched a noisy burner test. We even had the opportunity to play inside a partially inflated balloon envelope- so many excited children (and adults!) exploring the magic of hot air balloon creation.

Finally, we learnt about the concept of flight by working together to build and fly our very own model hot air balloons. An incredible day and learning experience had by all.

Comments from the children included;

“Best day EVER!”

“That was epic!”

“I’m going to buy a hot air balloon and become an explorer!”

“We did it! We made it fly!”

A HUGE thank you to Cameron Balloons for being so fantastic, welcoming the children and entertaining their various questions throughout the day!

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