Helicopter stops at Woodroffe School

A FORMER Woodroffe School pupil decided to drop in for old time s sake – in a Merlin Helicopter.

A FORMER Woodroffe School pupil decided to drop in for old time's sake - in a Merlin Helicopter.

Chief Petty Officer Paul Jayes arranged the visit from 824 Naval Air Squadron, from Culdrose, Cornwall.

Deputy head teacher Paul Rowe, who helped liaise with the Royal Navy, said the visit proved to be a 'military operation'.

He said: "The Merlin visit has provided another opportunity for students to build a better understanding of the work of our armed forces.

"We are lucky enough to have one of the largest Combined Cadet Forces in any Dorset secondary school and no doubt numbers will now be growing thanks to the Year 8 students inspired by this event.