Jodie’s joy as her special balloon reaches Germany

Head Kira Nicholls presents certificate and craft prize to Jodie Mister
Head Kira Nicholls presents certificate and craft prize to Jodie Mister
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A special presentation was made to a Year 1 pupil at Spalding’s St Paul’s Primary School.

Jodie Mister was in reception class when she released a balloon which reached the German island of Nordeney.

Jodie Misterwith her certificate

Jodie Misterwith her certificate

The balloon release was part of the school’s 60th anniversary celebrations back in July when around 300 pupils and staff released a silver balloon with a special tag and unique number.

The school then received a letter from a couple in Germany who had been on holiday in Norderney. They had been sitting on the beach when Jodie’s balloon drifted down, only four hours after its release. It was the only one returned.

During Friday’s assembly, Jodie received a picture of the original postcard and balloon, as well as a bundle of creative resources.

The school has contacted the couple – Julia and Ralf – and sent them a special thank you gift and card for their kindness in returning their find.