Bristol Airport visits school to deliver a wide range of sessions to over 160 studentsCreated: 22nd Sep 2022
Members of the Bristol Airport team visited St Benedict's CofE VA Junior School in Glastonbury in May to deliver a wide range of sessions and engage in different learning activities to all members of the school.
Over 160 students between the ages of 7 -11 years took part in the classes which involved an interactive lesson with a firefighter, a session on the operations of the airport, an exercise on data protection and also a look at some of the sustainability initiatives at the airport.
Alongside the lessons with the Bristol Airport team, pupils also spent some time with members of Fly2Help, a charity dedicated to changing lives using the power and wonder of flight. The sessions from Fly2Help showcased all the opportunities available to young people who might be considering their future career choices through a variety of different programmes and opportunities.
Mr Piers Ranger, Headteacher, St. Benedict's C of E VA Junior School, said:
"I can't thank the Bristol Airport Staff and the Fly2Help team enough for a fabulous day; they were brilliant with the pupils and pitched it at just the right level. Our children were so inspired by our visitors and the buzz around school was electric. They are now excited about all things aviation and their aspirations have soared. Thanks to all the team for a memorable day."
Sharon Walters, Charity Business and Finance Manager, Fly2help said:
“Fly2help is passionate about opening the doors on the world of aviation to everyone, to show how inclusive and accessible the sector is and to showcase the fantastic careers available.”
Kate Maddock-Jones, Data Protection Specialist, Bristol Airport said:
“We were delighted to be able to spend a day at St Benedict's CofE VA Junior School and share our extensive range of skills and knowledge with the pupils. The lessons are a fantastic way to inspire and engage with young people, and showcase a wide range of subjects and potential future careers in Aviation.”