At the beginning of this year, pupils of Winford Church of England Primary School were asked to come up with the names of the new fully electric buses at Bristol Airport.

The students were invited to suggest 'space-themed' names for the four fully electric CoBuses – the vehicles used to transfer customers between the terminal to their aircraft. The school children came up with some fantastic and innovative suggestions with the winners being ‘Bus Aldren’; ‘Bus Light Year’; ‘The Solar Express’ and the ‘Comet Cruiser’.

Last month, the ten school children who came up with the names were invited up to Bristol Airport and to see the ‘Bus Light Year’ CoBus in person. The pupils were given a behind-the-scenes tour of the south side operations of the Airport and were given an opportunity to go on board the bus. Members of OCS and Airside Operations team were also there to discuss their roles and to answer any questions. Before leaving the airport, all ten students were awarded a Bristol Airport goody bag for their great work.

The CoBus has the capacity to carry up to 110 customers and operates between Bristol Airport’s terminal building and aircraft. The fully electric vehicle includes state-of-the-art features to maximise safety and comfort.

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!"