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Airline Master Class Programme

Students from Canon Lee School, York , North Yorkshire got the chance to develop and run their own airline as part of an enterprise day for their GCSE Business Studies course.

32 students from year 10 took part in a Young Enterprise Airline Master Class programme which is made up of a day of activities based around them forming, budgeting and running their own airline business.

There were a number of volunteers from local businesses, including Portakabin, a retired bank manager and a local entrepreneur to help them along the way.

The students worked in groups and were given £200 million budget to set up and run an airline. They had to plan a destination route, buy aircraft and do everything setting up an airline would involve, right down to designing the uniform for the cabin crew.

At the end of the day prizes were awarded with the winning team going through to the Regional Final which will be held on 16th July, 15 in the Leeds area

The winning team  will all receive a British Airways flight to Heathrow with a behind the scenes tour whilst the runners up will win an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Leeds Bradford International  Airport.

The is also an individual young entrepreneur prize which offers the opportunity for the winner to spend a week at Leeds Bradford International Airport during the summer holiday as a placement on work experience.

The Airline Master Class programme was developed by Young Enterprise in partnership with Leeds Bradford Internal Airport and BA and is open to all secondary schools in the Yorkshire & Humber region to take part.

To take part or for further information please contact:

Jill Tinsley
Young Enterprise Manager
North Yorkshire
07971 973907