A school in Manchester is to offer a course in cabin crew studies for sixth formers.
Manchester Enterprise Academy, in Wythenshawe will instruct students on how to serve drinks, push up tray tables and shift doors to manual in the first of its kind of course.
They will also be trained in skills as diverse as how best to keep nails their clean and short, to how find shade and water in the event of a crash landing in a desert.
Manchester will be the first secondary school in Britain to teach the one-year City and Guilds' cabin crew qualification, which is the equivalent of a GCSE A*-C grade.
Dan Murphy, a teacher at the school, praised the course and the opportunity it afforded the students, saying: 'Some of the students haven't travelled very much at all – some haven't even left Wythenshawe – so it's a really exciting opportunity for them.
'Hopefully the course will open their eyes to the world.
'We hope to link up with some airlines to see if they can provide some of the training and fast-track our students so they will get employment at the end of the course.'
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