Airplane to be Recycled as Classroom
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Fasten your seatbelts, an 82ft-long commercial airliner is to be used as the UK's (the world's?) first classroom for primary school pupils.The Short 360, originally a commuter plane, was decommissioned after thousands of hours of flying businessmen to Ireland and Spain.
It is now going to take its final landing and be recycled at a school in Stoke-on-Trent. The head teacher said " We wanted an outside classroom and talked to the children about the kind of space they wanted and they came up with the idea of a plane themselves so we thought we would see how we could go about buying one."Image from Daily Mail
It was purchased for less than £20,000 – which is half the price of a boring portable. It will be used as a geography class. The cockpit will be fitted out with whiteboards, desks and laptops to make it a 'user-friendly learning space' for a class of 30 pupils. Image from Daily Mail
Manoeuvring the plane onto the school yard proved to be a tricky task, taking the neighbour's satellite dish off in the process. The children were delighted to watch the whole landing. Daily Mail