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Gatwick resumes Learn Live broadcasts

Posted 17 September 2019 · Add Comment

Gatwick’s popular Learn Live broadcasts start again this week – with a live Q&A with the airport’s biodiversity experts – and every local school is invited to ‘tune in’ to the online broadcasts, which 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.



Above: Oakwood Secondary School Horley tuning into a Learn Live broadcast from Gatwicks control tower.
Courtesy Gatwick Airport

The first broadcast tomorrow will take a look at biodiversity across the airport with future broadcasts exploring engineering and air traffic control.

The airport also hopes that the Learn Live programme will help to inspire the next generation of young people to consider working at Gatwick.

The programme 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, Chief Operating Officer as well as staff working on the airfield, the fire service and meteorological teams.

Gatwick is promoting this year’s programme by targeting local schools on social media - inviting them by showing short films from last year’s broadcasts.

Schools that want to register to watch our next Learn Live video can sign up online. All previous Learn Live broadcasts can also be viewed on Gatwick’s You Tube channel.

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.” 

Stuart Heaton, Managing Director of Learn Live, said:"We are delighted to be working with Gatwick Airport for another academic year and helping to support the STEM agenda in schools and colleges across the country.

“The live interactive broadcasts give a fantastic insight into the different job roles at one of the world's busiest airports and how the core subjects of Maths, Science and Technology and used in the workplace. We also get the opportunity to meet the apprentices that work at Gatwick through the live broadcasts and hear their inspiring stories."

 

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