Disused Cessna jet to become novelty school classroom

The BBC is reporting that a primary school running out of teaching space has novel solution – turning a disused private jet into a new classroom.

The Cessna Citation fuselage was bought by Milton Hall Primary School at Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex.

Once renovated with benches and solar panels, it will be able to house classes of up to 15 children.

The school bought it for an undisclosed sum but said it was “a lot cheaper than building a classroom”.

The unused fuselage was spotted by the school’s media manager Jon Baker who was having a flying lesson at Southend Airport. He “thought it would make a good classroom”, Claire Reynolds, the school’s business manager said.

The Cessna was delivered by truck on Saturday and lifted onto the playing field by crane.

“It will receive a full make-over to turn it into a brand new exciting learning space for the children to engross themselves in,” Ms Reynolds said.

The borough council’s health and safety team has examined the jet and will be monitoring the renovation…

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I know lots of schools are having to be creative to make space for extra pupils, but this is certainly a novel one isn’t it?

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