EARLIER this year, pupils of Winford Church of England Primary School were asked to come up with ‘space-themed’ names for the four new fully electric CoBuses, Annelise Furniss writes.

The children embraced the task, with the winning names announced as ‘Bus Aldren’; ‘Bus Light Year’; ‘The Solar Express’ and the ‘Comet Cruiser’.

As a reward for their fantastic work, the students who came up with these names were invited to Bristol Airport last month to see the ‘Bus Light Year’ CoBus in person.

The pupils were gifted Bristol Airport goody bags and taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of operations at the airport, with members of OCS and Airside Operations on hand to answer any questions.

Nik Gardner, headteacher of Winford Church of England Primary School, said: “This was a great opportunity for Winford C of E Primary School to become involved with Bristol Airport, our largest local industry. Our pupils loved getting involved in naming the buses and loved the visit to the airport even more!”