Manchester Airport today published its own children’s book as part of its 80th birthday celebrations, entitled ‘Reach For The Sky’.
The book, aimed at primary school-aged children, tells an enchanting story about travel, determination and achieving your dreams.
To launch the book the airport is handing out 5,000 copies of the book to schools across the region.
The airport is inviting schools to get in touch for copies.
In addition, the airport is also giving schools the chance to have an aviation-themed assembly where the books will be presented alongside an interactive airport workshop.
The Northern hub will also be launching a writing competition where it will ask pupils to write a sequel to Reach For The Sky.
The winning school will win a series of workshops from the book’s illustrator, Gabrielle Dow. Gabrielle will work with the whole school to write and illustrate their own printed children’s book.
Tricia Williams, chief operating officer at Manchester Airport, said: “What better way to reach out to the flyers or workforce of the future?
“As well as being fun and entertaining, our very first children’s book will also inform and educate, with our staff going into assemblies to inspire pupils with their tales of airport life.”
The content of the book is aligned to Manchester Airport’s education work. It was written by Wendy Sinfield, Manchester Airport’s community relations manager.