Thank goodness for those innovative people at the Emirates Air Line (that’s the cable car to the rest of us) who have come up with an inspired idea to solve our nation’s education problems: suspend students 90 metres in the air above the Thames whilst you teach them (the causes of the industrial revolution, or the fundamentals of longshore drift, perhaps?). The project, a collaboration between the Emirates Air Line and TfL, has compiled dozens of lesson plans that pupils can be taught in pod groups of ten as they undertake a 20 minute round trip between the Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks. Subjects include: the history of south and east London, the Olympic legacy, regeneration and sustainability, and the art, design and technology behind the making of the cable car. However, business studies on how to boost visitor numbers to popular attractions are sadly not yet on the curriculum. Rebecca Taylor
Haven’t been on the cable car yet? Her’s some photos of the Emirate Air Line to get you in the mood.