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Dagenham pupils take to the sky for gliding scholarship

PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:00 29 August 2018

All Saints students on the Boeing gliding scholarship programme. Picture: All Saints

All Saints students on the Boeing gliding scholarship programme. Picture: All Saints

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Dagenham pupils had their head in the clouds when given an glimpse into the world of aviation.

All Saints students on the Boeing gliding scholarship programme. Picture: All SaintsAll Saints students on the Boeing gliding scholarship programme. Picture: All Saints

The cohort from All Saints Catholic School in Wood Lane took part in aircraft giant Boeing’s gliding scholarship programme.

They were among nine pupils from three inner London schools visiting London Gliding Club in Dunstable.

The students experienced flying first-hand, with the chance of being selected for a two-week course which could let become qualified to glide solo.

“The Air League sponsorship has meant that students at our school have had the chance to taste what it’s like to fly and what opportunities potentially exist for them in aviation,” a spokesman said.

“We now have one student on a determined path for a career as a pilot.”

The pupils were selected for the scholarship following interviews at British Airways HQ with industry professionals, including pilots.

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