HMAS Cerberus teamed up with Crib Point Primary, St Joseph’s Primary and Perseverance Primary, French Island, on Friday to give 300 pupils a practical insight into flight as part of Science Week.
The pupils inspected the Navy Bell 429 helicopter and met its crew at Cyril Fox Reserve, Crib Point – directly behind St Joseph’s.
School competitions all week, and the screening of the movie Paper Planes, added to the excitement of learning and discovery.
The Navy 723 Squadron operates Bell 429 Global Rangers and AS-350BA Squirrel helicopters for air-crew training, all-round duties and to support air capable ships.
“The squadron and aircrew were happy to help inspire young minds by showing them their bird in action,” Crib Point Primary School principal Tina Coumbe said.