GOOLE: Blue sky thinking will be in the air as a new project takes off at Goole High School.
The Spirit of Goole project, which will see pupils build a plane, will be launched at an open evening for Year 6 pupils next week.
The aim is for pupils and staff at the town academy to build a fully operational aeroplane to get off the ground by the summer of 2014.
It will be the first built in the region in the School Build a Plane challenge, run in association with the Light Aircraft Association.
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Some £50,000 will need to be raised for the project, which will involve as many as 60 pupils, by next June.
Spirit of Goole project manager Jack Milnes said: "It will include two years of operational costs, so all the students involved in the project should get to go up in it, or even learn to fly in it.
"The plane components will arrive in June and the build will start in September next year.
"We have three pilots lined up to fly the plane, including the chief flying instructor at the Yorkshire Flying School, so the semi acrobatic model could be used for training and we are looking at offering a scholarship for flying lessons."
Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy is to sponsor the project and others are being sought to follow his lead.
EAST YORKS: Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart is backing legislation to regulate the scrap metal industry after a spate of thefts at churches and other premises.
The Tory MP said: "There have been numerous instances of metal theft across the constituency with the victims often being places of worship in listed buildings with little or no resources to rectify the damage done by the criminals.
"Communities are now being further disadvantaged by an increase in insurance premiums for their buildings to cover them against these crimes.
"I have also heard about businesses whose tools have been stolen for scrap and train passengers delayed because of copper cable theft."
Mr Stuart is backing MP Richard Ottaway's Private Members Bill to re-regulate the scrap metal industry.
Mr Stuart said: "This Bill, which is currently on its way through the House Of Commons, will see both static and mobile scrap metal dealers licensed via the local authority and a ban on all cash payments for scrap metal sales."
EAST RIDING: Performing arts students from East Riding College have been treated to an acting workshop by Hull-born rising star David Tute.
David, 23, who recently landed the leading role in a London show, led a practical session for students on the BTEC level three diploma in performing arts at Collette Tyler's School of Dance in Bridlington.
The session was held ahead of a course taster event to be held at the dance studios in Springfield Avenue next week.
Student Charlie Sinclair, 16, of Hunmanby, said: "It was a pleasure to have been taught by someone who is already a professional actor at such a young age."
Tutor Kat Downing said: "Having guest lecturers is very important for students. David is working in the industry now and can help the students to understand the reality of life as a performer."
Call 08451 200037 or e-mail kat.downing@ eastridingcollege.ac.uk for more information about the taster session to be held on Thursday, October 11, or the performing arts course starting now or next September.
BRIDLINGTON: National Poetry Day will be celebrated at a town library tomorrow.
Bridlington Central Library will have a poet's corner from 10am to 4pm and people will be able to read or listen to poetry.
For more information about the free event, call 01262 672917.