Teenagers get gliding scholarships

Taking to the skies

A group of teenagers from London have taken to the skies over Dunstable in Bedfordshire after being awarded scholarships to learn to fly gilders.

They are all pupils at the Skinners Academy in Hackney.

The idea is to help them realise their potential by doing something not normally available to them. By the end it's expected the girls will be able to fly solo.

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