School takes Romford youngsters on first flight

PUBLISHED: 10:47 08 February 2016 | UPDATED: 10:47 08 February 2016

The lucky pupils at the airport for their first flight

The lucky pupils at the airport for their first flight


Lucky pupils have taken to the skies for the first time in their lives as part of their school’s global vision.

Bower Park Academy, Havering Road, Romford, asked which children had never flown and decided to take all 46 of them to Glasgow.

The trip, funded by a British Council grant of £3,000, was organised due to the school’s belief in experiencing education in different countries.

Global leader Eddie Aylett said the trip was as much a learning experience for the youngsters as a first flight.

He said: “If this isn’t proof that experiences outside then classroom make a person, I would question what education in the classroom can offer like our day in Glasgow.”

Headteacher Mary Morrison, originally from Glasgow, arranged for a school visit at Hillhead High School, where they were greeted with bagpipers.

Head boy Freddie Garel said: “The day was amazing and everyone enjoyed it The best bits were the flight and meeting new friends at Hillhead High.”

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  • It a tragedy that these kids will never have seen or heard Concorde, or that we used to be able to fly across the atlantic in just over three hours, faster than a rifle bullet and arrive one hour earlier than we left. It now takes nine hours plus.

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