Airplane to be Recycled as Classroom

recycled airplane school classroom.photo

Image from Daily Mail

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."

inside aircraft photo

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.

children watch recycled classroom.photo

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

Airplane to be Recycled as Classroom
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

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