London Gatwick Airport’s popular Learn Live broadcasts resume on September 18, with local schools invited to tune in to a live Q&A with the airport’s biodiversity experts.
The online broadcasts are designed to encourage local children to take Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects by demonstrating their relevance to a wide range of careers at the airport. The airport also hopes that the Learn Live program will help to inspire the next generation of young people to consider working at Gatwick.
The program has been viewed by over 50,000 students since it was launched in 2017 and has included live broadcasts from the airport’s chief executive and chief operating officer, as well as staff working on the airfield, the fire service and meteorological teams.
Gatwick is promoting this year’s program by targeting local schools on social media, showing them short films from last year’s broadcasts.
Paula Aldridge, Gatwick Airport’s community engagement manager, said, “Learn Live continues to be a tremendous success because it inspires young people to think about STEM subjects. It also helps to paint a picture of the range of opportunities available at Gatwick, be they related to engineering, the environment, the weather, or air traffic control.”