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Twenty-one balloons! Well, not quite
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Effingham Christian students had the opportunity to learn about hot air balloons from Andy Clayton, solo distance world record holder. - photo by Photo provided

The fourth grade students at Effingham Christian School recently read the book “Twenty-One Balloons” by William Pene du Bois.  

This classic fantasy adventure follows the journey of a professor attempting to fly a hot air balloon across the Pacific Ocean. Through a twist of fate, he lands on Krakatoa and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants and incredible balloon inventions.   

The students at Effingham Christian School received a visit from Andy Cayton, a local balloonist who holds the hot air balloon world record for solo distance. Cayton will also represent the U.S. in the Hot Air Balloon World Cup in October.  
The students were able to see and feel how a hot air balloon operates.

ECS provides a distinctively classical and Christ centered education and is located at 226 Goshen Rd., Rincon. For more information you can visit their Web site at