Lindisfarne’s Lismore Landing

8th, March, 2024

There were over 500 smiling faces at the Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School recently when the students were treated to a special visit by the regions Westpac Rescue Helicopter based in Lismore. The visit was all thanks to Westpac and their Schools Landing Program which helps to give students the chance to learn more about the Rescue Helicopter and its vital role in the emergency response chain throughout Northern NSW.

Donna Carroll, Westpac Bank Manager for Tweed Heads said: “Westpac is proud to support the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, as it has for the past 48 years in Northern NSW and help educate our young people about emergency services in their local community. The interactive session is great fun as students can watch the helicopter land at their school, then ask the crew and pilot specific questions about flying, emergency responses and rescues.

Not only is this an experience the students won’t forget in a hurry, but the insights and knowledge that they gain by hearing directly from the Pilot and Aircrew Officer, along with the Medical Team onboard the aircraft from NSW Ambulance and NSW Health is invaluable,” she said.

Jeremy Godden, Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School – Head of Junior School commented “Beyond the excitement of a helicopter landing at our school, our students had the chance to learn firsthand about the vital work the Westpac team does for our community. They saw up close the intricacies of a service that plays a pivotal role in ensuring our safety and well-being. At Lindisfarne, we believe in giving our students experiences that are both enlightening and enriching. Today highlighted just how valuable our partnerships with community organisations like Westpac Rescue Helicopter truly are. We are grateful to Westpac and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service for this fantastic opportunity.”