Santa flies in

The school captains high-five Santa. (Joe Mastroianni). 221833_02

By Alesha Capone

Pupils at a Hoppers Crossing school were surprised when a red helicopter, bearing an important visitor, landed on their oval on Friday.

Santa Claus arrived at Woodville Primary School, express from the North Pole, to wish the children a merry Christmas.

Assistant principal Jodi Binion said Santa sang Christmas carols, handed out lollipops and posed for photos with each class and school staff.

Mrs Binion said that helicopter company Mile High Australia helped to organise Santa’s visit.

“We thought it would just be a nice way to celebrate the end of the year and surprise the children,” she said.

“It just lifted our school and one teacher said she had goose pimples, while another said she was holding in her emotions while seeing the reactions and joy from the pupils.”