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
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.
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.”