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Students off to a Flying Start at AeroZone

Last week, students from Melland High School Sixth Form had the opportunity to visit AeroZone at Manchester Airport to learn about the many different jobs that go into making an airport function smoothly.

Students utilised their Skills for Life and imagination in a variety of different role play scenarios. They developed their communication skills and learnt about the importance of customer service skills when they practised roles such as shop assistant, check in agent and cabin crew. They tested their problem-solving skills when they took on the role of pilot and they had to use a flight simulator to get the plane off the ground safely. They demonstrated self-belief as they raced against the clock to get into firefighter’s kit in 30 seconds like a real firefighter would. Students used their self-management skills to guide planes on to the correct runway as an air traffic controller and aircraft marshal. Finally, students showed excellent teamwork throughout as they worked together to role play the different positions in an airport, ensuring everyone took turns and had a chance to try each job.

Afterwards the students had the opportunity to see a Concorde close up at the Runway Visitor Park and they could see how all the different roles in the airport come together as they watched the planes take off and land.

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Melland High School
Gorton Education Village
50 Wembley Road, Gorton, Manchester, M18 7DT
Ofsted CEOP