Furthering its efforts to support local communities during the Covid-19 pandemic, Heathrow Airport has donated 5,000 FFP3 face masks to NHS personnel at nearby Hillingdon Hospital this week, taking the total donated to 16,000 since the outbreak of the pandemic, and has stepped up efforts to help local schools.
A total of 70 laptops have now been delivered to local primary schools around the airport in the UK capital over the last two months, from funds that have been donated by the Heathrow Executive team, and have been raised through the recycling of airport IT equipment. The donated laptops mean pupils who previously didn’t have access to a device will no longer be missing out on their education due to the impacts of Covid-19.
Heathrow has also been developing online educational resources for teachers and parents to support home schooling for those who may not be returning to class. Through these resources, students can design an airport terminal, learn about the airport’s history, test their knowledge of geography, and see what it’s like to work in cargo or communications at the airport.
The airport has also donated separation barriers to Colnbrook Primary School to help divide their playground into sections to ensure social distancing is applied as students return to school.