Air League

The Air League programme

We are working together with the Air League organisation to launch a brand new programme to get young people in Barnsley interested in aerospace and aviation. 

Air League are a non-profitable organisation with the purpose to enhance the national understanding of aerospace and aviation in the UK and to highlight the importance to young people’s interests in these areas by getting them excited and involved with programmes like ‘Soaring to Success’.

Year nine and 12 students across the borough have been given the opportunity to have an air experience day in a glider, flying across North Yorkshire as part of the ‘Soaring to Success’ initiative, led by Air League. The project is set to expose young people to the careers and skills the aviation sector has to offer.

Along with the programme, over 600 Barnsley students have taken part in interactive workshops, meeting and speaking to pilots from DHL and British Airways, engineers from Rolls Royce and representatives from Air League itself.

If you are interested in getting involved, speak to your Careers Adviser or tutor.