Within a few days of the helium balloon launch by the St Fergus School Association at their annual Christmas Fayre, they received a postcard from France stating that one had been found by a local resident in their back garden.
Since then a further two postcards have been received, also from France, much to the surprise and delight of everyone at the school.
The first balloon was found in Le Loiret, France on the day after the race (Sunday).
The school received notification that another was found in Angerville on the Tuesday and another in Boismorand on the Thursday.
Kyla Bayliss held the winning balloon ticket and won a local voucher.