Airport boosts aerospace dreams for primary pupils

Primary Two pupils at St Comgall’s Primary School are flying high with a special book delivery from Belfast

Monday, 16th November 2020, 10:30 am

International Airport.

Due to the airport’s charity partnership with BookTrust NI, which encourages the benefits of reading, pupils

have been able to escape into the world of Aerospace with the popular book ‘Astro Girl’ by Ken Wilson-Max.

Primary Two pupils at St Comgall’s school in Antrim are flying high with a special book delivery from Belfast International Airport.

St Comgall’s in Antrim have received over 80 books as well as an outside story telling session to help raise awareness around the importance of reading for pleasure within the school and local community. To highlight the world of women in Aerospace, BookTrust has developed a list of books, with female lead characters, based on aviation, space travel and invention. Belfast International Airport is committed to

championing women and diversity in STEM careers and will continue to cultivate relationships with local partners

in the community.

Jaclyn Coulter Belfast International Airport said: “We hope that ‘Astro Girl’ will inspire a future generation of female leaders in the STEM sector and believe that our contribution will help increase educational outcomes for children in our local area.”

Jim Matthews, Principal, St. Comgall’s Primary School, said: “As a school who places such high value on reading

and STEM subjects with the children, we were delighted to be involved in this initiative. We thank BookTrust NI

and The team at the International Airport (Our Business in the Community Partner) for making the delivery.”