I am working at Children's Centre in Stoke on Trent, and the centre is quite literally attached to a local primary school - Kingsland Primary School.
As I have been driving home, I have noticed what appeared to be a plane on the school grounds in an area not visible to me from where I work.
Today I asked one of my colleagues about the plane - her response to me was really interesting. She told me that I should speak to the Head Master to get the full details, but that the plane is actually another classroom for the children!
I thought she was kidding, but she swore that she wasn't making it up - it is an old plane that the school bought. The children designed the interior, and it is used as an extra classroom!
I was hoping to get a chance to speak with the Head about it this afternoon, but sadly he has avoided my little area of the centre and I haven't had the chance to grab him for more information. However not to be perturbed, I have come home and googled "A plane for a classroom" and there it is bold as brass and article that appeared in the Mail on line back in 2009 with photos of the plane and the school etc.
I am gobsmacked - what a fantastic idea..I am going to definitely seek the Head out tomorrow and get some more info and ask him if I can take some photos to post here on my blog, but for now you can read the article and look at the photo's by clicking the link below.