Plane Turned Kindergarten Class Takes Flight
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An old plane converted into a kindergarten in Georgia is proving to be a massive hit with students and parents. Staff say the children love playing in the aircraft so much they don't want to go home at the end of the day. (Oct. 22)

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DURATION: 57:26-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:SOURCE: AP TELEVISIONRESTRICTIONS: HORIZONS CLIENTS AND AP LIFESTYLE, HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY CLIENTS ONLYDATELINE: RUSTAVI, Georgia, September 20-21, 2012SHOTLIST:SOURCE - RESTRICTION/COURTESYLocation - Date1. 2. 3. VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:)NO -- THERE IS NO PILOT'S LICENSE NEEDED TO FLY THIS PLANE...AND YES--THAT IS A FIVE-YEAR-OLD STICKING HIS HEAD OUT OF THE COCKPIT WINDOW...HERE AT THIS SCIENCE SCHOOL IN GEORGIA--STUDENTS NEED ONLY BE ENROLLED IN KINDERGARTEN TO SET A COURSE IN THIS PLANE.(OPEN NAT)THE SCHOOL'S HEADMASTER SAYS HE WANTED TO BUILD A SCHOOL SO EDUCATIONAL AND FUN, THAT CHILDREN NEVER WANTED TO LEAVE...HE EVENTUALLY BOUGHT AND CONVERTED A RETIRED PLANE FROM AN AIRPORT IN THE GEORGIAN CAPITAL...THE STAFF ENCOURAGE CHILDREN TO TOUCH AND TURN EVERY BUTTON AND KNOB THEY CAN REACH--IN HOPES THEY DEVELOP A TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS. THE HEADMASTER SAYS AT FIRST HE WAS CONCERNED THE ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION IDEA WOULDN'T FLY WITH PARENTS.(OPEN NAT)BUT HE NOWS SAYS HE'S HAPPY TO REPORT THAT THE CLASSROOM AND PLAYPEN IDEAS HAVE BEEN A HIT WITH CHILDREN AND PARENTS --ALIKE...SO, FAR THE SCHOOL HAS 20 CHILDREN--BUT THE AIRCRAFT'S ARRIVAL HAS ADDED MORE TO THE WAITING LIST.SIGOUT - Name/Associated Press