Stansted Airport aerozone nearly ready for take off!

The Aerozone at Stansted Airport is due to take off this June.

The Aerozone at Stansted Airport is due to take off this June. - Credit: Archant

Youngsters will be able to find out about busy airport life at a brand new educational facility at the airport.

Joanne Davies and Melvyn Nice from Stansted Airport invited Chief Inspector of Stansted Airport Police, Graham Stubbs, to look around this exciting new facility prior to opening its doors to the public.

Aerozone Stansted will allow children to explore the airport’s history, how aviation works, and offer activities designed to give them a taste of airport life and an insight into the variety of careers on offer across the site.

The facility even boasts its own viewing platform, where children will be able to watch planes taking off and landing to the runway.

Essex Police have donated police uniform to the facility, which youngsters will have the opportunity to try on!

Officers will also be on hand to talk to children about an average day in the life of an airport police officer.

Chief Inspector Stubbs said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming schools into the Aerozone, where we can talk to children about what we do and answer any questions that they may have.

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“We can also explain to children that they can always ask officers for help when they are at the airport – for example, if they become lost while in the terminal”.

Joanne Davies, Education Co-ordinator for Stansted Airport, said: “The Aerozone aims to inspire a generation of young people to choose an exciting and rewarding career.

“We are proud to have Essex Police as an official partner in the development of this project, and are very grateful for the support and assistance that they have given us prior to Aerozone’s launch”.

Aerozone Stansted will officially open to schools in June.