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Thursday, 31 July 2014

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Helicopter prom entrance for Barrow student

RUMOUR was rife that a celebrity was flying into town last night when a private helicopter was spotted hovering in the skies above Barrow.

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Pupil Anya Wood arrives at the school ball in a helicopter - Anya with her sister Fleur 10, is greeted by her mother Sharon Wood - on her arrival at the school ball. JON GRANGER REF: 50065247B002

But this luxurious mode of transport was not Justin Bieber making a trip to Barrow, it was a student and her family making a grand entrance to a school prom.

The sleek black helicopter was the talk of social media as it headed towards Abbey House Hotel where it would land at the St Bernard’s Catholic High School prom night.

We’ve become accustomed to seeing school leavers arriving in sports cars, retro camper vans, and horses and carriages, but this entrance caused a lot of excitement among fellow prom goers and onlookers as they gathered to watch the helicopter land.

The lucky young lady stepping out of the helicopter was Anya Wood. The 16-year-old former deputy head girl flew in with her dad Chris, 51, and her sister Fleur, 10.

This was not just a prom present for Anya, it was also a treat for all the members of the close family from Holbeck, Barrow.

Anya’s mum Sharon Wood, 41, who took pictures from the ground said: “Anya has worked really hard and she is genuinely a lovely girl.

"She has done a lot in school for others. But this was a treat for the whole family. This was a great opportunity for us to kill a few birds with one stone as it was also for Chris’ birthday and father’s day presents and something for Fleur.

“It was amazing.”

Anya, who wore a unique and quirky prom dress to match her style, said: “It was absolutely fantastic, I’m so grateful. It was really exciting for my whole family to do this. Being with my family made it a brilliant occasion.

“It is something we will never forget. It was an amazing experience.”

Speaking about her time at St Bernard’s, Anya said: “It’s a great school, everyone is amazing.”

Anya works part time in a hairdressing salon and she will join Barrow Sixth Form College in September.

Have your say

150 Quid for 30 minute helicopter flight so the prices are not too bad lol

Posted by Barrow Boy on 17 July 2014 at 23:40

I wasn't trying to justify anything. I was stating the fact that people have the right to spend their hard earned cash, how they wish. People are acting as though they went out and bought the helicopter, rather than rented it for the day. £300, maybe £400 for a day is pocket change. I also like how people didn't bat an eye when someone pulls up in a limo or riding in a tank. Jealousy isn't a nice look on anyone.

Posted by Anonymous on 14 July 2014 at 13:55

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