Six hundred lucky children jetted off on the day trip of a lifetime, after being selected in Monarch’s nationwide appeal to make education fun.
Three different schools were allocated up to two hundred places each and each were given exclusive use of a Monarch aircraft for the day, with a range of fun activities in the air and on the ground. Harris Academy Beckenham departed on the Gatwick flight to Gibraltar and visited a range of exciting attractions including St Michael's Cave and the Great Siege Tunnels, after a geography lesson during their flight. Icknield Community College departed on the Manchester flight to Verona and learned the real story of Romeo & Juliet, complemented with an acting lesson during the flight. Fulbrook Middle School departed on the Birmingham flight to Dubrovnik and spent their day exploring the ancient city walls after a history lesson in the air. “Harris Academy Beckenham is absolutely delighted to have won the ‘best day trip ever’ to Gibraltar. We are a fully comprehensive academy serving an area of south east London that includes areas of high deprivation. Many of our students had not experienced the thrill of flying before. We are always looking for opportunities to enrich our students’ education, particularly through new, cultural experiences and this international trip fulfilled the innovative learning opportunities we want our students to enjoy,” said Rebecca Hickey, Head Teacher of Harris Academy Beckenham. “Harris Academy Beckenham is such a deserving winner of our competition and the spirit of the children yesterday was fantastic. Our appeal has received a phenomenal response and it’s certainly something that we will consider offering other schools in the future,” said Kevin George, Managing Director, Monarch Airlines.Source: routenews, Oliver Clark
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