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Students from Enterprise South Liverpool Academy in Garston swapped the classroom for the airport, as they visited Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Year 7 students visited the airport to take part in a ‘numeracy trail’ and were treated a special tour around the facilities.

The visit was designed to boost students’ basic numeracy skills by interacting in real life situations, such as working out baggage allowance and currency exchange.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) launched the Business Class Partnership with ESLA last September to help students be better prepared for future careers and life. The partnership, co-ordinated by the charity Business in the Community, involves a series of initiatives as part of their ‘Business Class’ programme.

Now, six months in to the partnership, students are enjoying the hands on approach to learning and are seeing the positive benefits of career days like this.

Headteacher Kevin Unsworth, said: “We are delighted with the partnership with LJLA, it offers a great opportunity for students to get a better understanding of the work place and practice numeracy skills outside of the classroom setting. Not only is it improving student’s numeracy, it is having a positive impact on their confidence and life skills which are essential for work.”

In March, the school had a successful inspection by Ofsted which found the school is making significant progress. The report outlined the school’s plan is ‘fit for purpose’ and how ‘students are making better progress, which is clear when looking at the current data and their work’.

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