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An Enfield school has scaled to new heights to teach its lessons on the Emirates Air Line
Students swapped their familiar classroom surroundings for the giddy heights of a cable car.
Aylward Academy in Windmill Road, Edmonton, rode the Emirates Air Line in Greenwich for just £1 per pupil as they took their lessons about transport around the capital to new heights.
As part of the Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s new school rate, pupils from across London can use the cable car which stretches across the River Thames, running between the Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks.
Thespina Skarpellis, director of learning at Aylward Academy, said: “Our students had an amazing time and experience seeing a different part of London from the Emirates Air Line.”
Danny Price, TfL’s Head of the Emirates Air Line, said: “We introduced the Emirates Air Line school rate with the Mayor of London because we want to inspire young people as the future users and designers of transport, and encourage learning about the scheme as a new urban transport experience in London. I’m delighted it has been so well received and I would encourage all London schools to consider it as a unique location for learning.”
Since May 2013 more than 14,000 school pupils across London have taken advantage of the school rate - exceeding the first year target of 10,000 visits from pupils within just three months.
Each cabin trip lasts for approximately 20 minutes and can seat up to ten passengers.
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