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London Luton Airport launches Back To School competition

News   •   Sep 28, 2015 09:55 BST

London Luton Airport (LLA) is giving children across the Three Counties the chance to win £1,000 for their school while developing their knowledge of European countries in an exciting new educational initiative in partnership with Fun Kids Radio called Penguin Explorers.

Penguin Explorers is the second initiative from LLA’s ‘Inspiring Young People’ programme, which forms part of its community support strategy, and features a series of 10 radio features and school workshops which explore the geography, heritage and culture of European countries. The broadcasts will air from 6pm, Monday to Friday between now and November and are available to download from www.funkidslive.com/penguin.

To further support Key Stage 2 pupils and bring the audio content to life LLA will host classroom workshops in schools. Aimed at the 7-11 age group each 50 minute workshop introduces pupils to the travel business and will see the children create a holiday brochure, research different European countries and demonstrate their learning by presenting their work to classmates. Children can submit their travel brochure design to the Penguin Explorers competition for the chance to win the £1,000 prize for their school.

The workshops are available within term time until 30th November 2015. To register your interest, or sign up your school please email communityupdate@ltn.aero. The competition is open until 30th November 2015 and the winner will be announced on Monday 7th December.

Last month saw LLA Airport take Penguin Explorers to the streets in its Fun Bus Studio as part of Love Luton’s Summer in the Sun. Over 260 children visited the Fun Bus to explore tourism, discover how people select where to go on holiday, and share their favourite places to go and things to do while abroad. See here to hear what they had to say.

Chika Austin, Community Relations Executive at LLA said: “We’re delighted with the success of the Fun Bus Studio and are excited about taking Penguin Explorers into the classroom with broadcasts, workshops and challenges. It’s a great opportunity for children across our Three Counties communities to find out more about different European countries and the travel industry and have fun while they learn.”

To find out more about LLA community Engagement Strategy visit www.london-lutoninthecommunity.co.uk