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Last Updated: Thursday July 16 2009 14:43 GMT

Pupils check out plane classroom

The plane classroom

See the pupils in the plane classroom

Most schools get portable cabins for temporary classrooms, but how would you fancy having lessons in an old plane?

In April, Adam reported from Kingsland Primary School in Stoke-on-Trent where pupils watched a plane lowered into the playground as a future a classroom.

Now, after weeks of work, pupils have had their first chance to check it out.

The winged classroom is thought to be the first of its kind and is complete with interactive whiteboards, laptops and pull-down seats and desks.

Head teacher David Lawrence said using a plane was one of many ideas put forward by pupils as possible outdoor classrooms.

Plane arrives at school

Adam checks out a school with a plane

Others included a tree house and a castle!

Mr Lawrence said they thought the plane was a good idea as the plane was no longer being used and it was a good way of recycling.

"The children were talking about powering some of the inside of it with solar panels, and that could be something we develop later," he said.

"In a couple of weeks it will just be part and parcel of what we do in school.

So it'll be, instead of having a lesson in the hall or the ICT room, it will be lessons in the aeroplane."