Pupils at the Kingsland Primary School were given the chance to choose what they wanted as an extra classroom.

One child suggested an airplane and the school, this week, opened the new classroom with ‘first class’ facilities.

The class room is a decommissioned S-360 which the school was able to buy for £11,000.

The scheme, called the Kings Wings, aims to not only provide more learning space but also teaches the pupils about recycling.

Head teacher, David Lawrence, said: “The children have been involved in the design and project management of the King’s Wings and will regularly use the aeroplane to help them learn.

“The children’s imagination has been fired up by the idea and they are enthused and motivated and we are sure that this will lead to improved attendance, give us better and more opportunities for speaking and listening and will raise attainment.

“The project has certainly raised aspirations and has caught the wider community’s interest, our aim is to use the aeroplane as a community learning resource too.”

Luke Walsh

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