School project to build real-life aeroplane is launched

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Students will be working to build a plane Photo: Calendar

A school project to build a fully operational plane is taking off at Goole High school.

Staff and pupils will be rolling up their sleeves and build the aircraft which it is hoped, will get off the ground by the summer of 2014.

It will be only the fourth plane to be built in the country as part of the 'School Build a Plane' challenge - and the first in the region.

One of those already built will be on display in the school grounds during an open evening to show just what can be achieved with a team of volunteers and with the help of a couple of professional engineers who are giving their time and expertise for free.

The project which starts on October 11th will cost 50 thousand pounds. That money needs to be raised by June.