Surprise Helicopter Landing at Charter!

helicopter 06072013 lgStudents at the Sussex County Charter School for Technology were recently surprised when a single-engine State Police Bell helicopter landed at a field at the school. Approximately 20 students have been enjoying a class on aerospace and technology, including the opportunity to fly remote-controlled helicopters, use a flight simulator, and create paper airplanes. The helicopter landing was a special surprise lesson for the students and an opportunity for the entire school to enjoy.

The class is part of the school’s Foundations elective. Every three weeks, Charter school students are provided with a list of new options to choose from for their free learning period called Foundations. This year, students have been spending time building bridges in engineering classes, creating flash mobs in a dance class, playing card games and online strategy games, reading in book clubs, and being active through walking and sports, among other educational and entertaining activities.