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The Spirit Of Goole

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The Spirit of Goole is a registered charity founded in 2012 to offer young people (known by us as Sprockets) from disadvantaged and deprived background the opportunity to learn new skills in engineering and an affordable way to learn to fly an aeroplane.

The Spirit Of Goole is a User Led Organisation and is run on a purely voluntary basis. Our Sprockets are from some of the countries most deprived areas, designated as Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA), These areas suffer some of the worst derivation with high unemployment, high drug, violence and crime, third generation unemployment and extremely low expectations. The work we do is helping our Sprockets to change their outcomes in life, by showing them that people care we are then able to inspire them to raise their ambitions and to set achievable goals in life expectations.
Our Engineering projects allow our Sprockets to gain valuable skills and experience through real life projects in aerospace engineering.  We use Build A Plane projects and aircraft renovations to introduce Sprockets to concepts in design, manufacturing and maintenance of aircraft.

Our aircraft Ground School is designed to cover the subjects needed to gain a PPL, Subjects that are covered are Air Law, Meteorology, Aircraft Technical, Principles of Flight, Navigation, Human Factors and Radiotelephony. All of these subjects help the Sprockets to understand better the need for their school academic curriculum by demonstrating a real-world application for maths, geography, and STEM.
Our Flight training programme allows Sprockets to gain air experience flights aimed at building on all of the ground school subjects.
In addition to our engineering and flight operations, we offer careers advice and encourage our Sprockets to take on leadership roles within the charity and it’s projects. Where needed we also assist in helping them with social skills and everyday matters and issues that arise.
Essentially, The Spirit Of Goole provides a support network far wider than just their family unit, the skills of our volunteers range from not just pilots and engineers but medical professionals, mental health experts, university lecturers and business people. We continue to help with job and university applications through to bereavement and Child protection issues.
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