A Cardiff primary school choir is gearing up to join the jet set as they prepare for a visit to Switzerland in style.
The choir of Creigiau Primary School has been invited on a three-day visit to the beautiful country in the heart of Europe and will be flying to Zurich next week on a special flight, exclusively reserved for the 50-strong party from the school.
The Creigiau school, which has been twinned with a school in Switzerland – Schulhaus Götzen – for the last four years, was part of the welcome party to greet the first Helvetic Airways flight from Zurich to Cardiff Airport when the route was launched in March this year. Now, co-owner of the airline, Rosmarie Ebner, has offered to fly the school choir and accompanying adults to the continent to visit their twin school.
The group will be staying at the Swiss Youth and Education Centre in the village of Einsiedeln from Monday July 4 to Wednesday July 6 and have a packed itinerary to look forward to including a gondola and chair lift ride to the top of one of the local peaks, an alpine lunch at 1,856m above sea level and a visit to Schulhaus Götzen where they will enjoy a barbecue before performing songs for their hosts.
Creigiau Primary headteacher, Peter Evans, said: “We were delighted to sing at Cardiff Airport when the first Helvetic Air flight arrived from Zurich and now we are very grateful to the airline for this wonderful opportunity. All the members of the choir are looking forward to the trip and meeting children from our twin school.
“It’s going to be a real treat to fly with Helvetic Airways and we look forward to the fantastic itinerary that has been planned for us too.”