School visits to East Midlands Airport's Aerozone resume


East Midlands Airport's education facility, the Aerozone, has opened its doors to schools as the new autumn term starts. 

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Yesterday, the airport welcomed students from Birkett House School in Leicester, kickstarting a busy schedule of events that will take place at the Aerozone education centre this term.

For some students, aged 16-19, it was the first time they had been to an airport. EMA’s education outreach team put together a programme of activities to give them a memorable and hands-on experience of what it takes to operate an airport that is open 24/7.

The students had a tour of the terminal before heading back to the Aerozone to take part in role-play activities at East Minilands (the airports interactive activity centre), which includes a check-in desk and security area with ‘mock’ security scanner.  The session concluded with members of Jet2.com cabin crew talking to them about what it’s like to work in the skies. 

The sessions offered at EMA's Aerozone are designed to inspire and attract the next generation of aviation talent and annually welcomes over 3,000 young visitors.

Joanna Wood, EMA’s education coordinator, says: “We are excited to welcome schools back to East Midlands Airport this term. The sessions are fun and interactive and give young people a real insight into what goes on behind the scenes at an airport. We tailor visits for students of all ages, EYFS through to KS4 and college students, as well as those with special educational needs.”

Find out more about the Aerozone and the activities it offers. 

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