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Yarm school balloon found in The Netherlands
A BALLOON released accidently by youngsters at Stokesley Show to publicise Yarm School's open morning has been picked up in the Netherlands.
The school handed out the balloons at the recent show to young children and some escaped.
Days later the private school received a package containing a stray balloon from a professional balloon decorator based in Germany who had been holidaying on the island of Texel in the Netherlands. Headmaster David Dunn said: “The students are now busily writing letters of thanks to the German balloon maker to whom they have extended a warm Yarm welcome to come to our open day.”
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