Friday 26th of February 2016
London Stansted Airport’s award winning aviation-themed education facility, the Aerozone, has surpassed its first year projected visitor numbers in the first six months. The education centre, which was opened to the public in June 2015, is an aviation-themed learning centre which introduces young people to different airport careers, which they otherwise might not have known about.
Since the opening, over 1600 children and young people have benefited from Stansted Airport’s Aerozone, and has welcomed students from as far afield as Holland. Students can immerse themselves in the interactive activities, watch the informative videos and get stuck into the resource packs that the Aerozone provides.
Joanne Davies, education coordinator at Stansted Airport commented on the Aerozone’s success:
“We are absolutely thrilled with these numbers. We are way ahead of the targets we set ourselves but more importantly the Aerozone has really struck a chord with the children and teachers who have visited us. I believe its success is down to its uniqueness, there’s nothing else like it in the area. I’m also delighted at how the airport community has really embraced the Aerozone. Many colleagues, including security officers, fire-fighters, operations staff, pilots and police officers have given up their time and volunteered at the centre.”