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Find everything you need to bring the excitement of airports and travel into your classroom.

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New Resources

New Resources

View our brand new suite of geography and maths lessons covering Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3.

These interactive presentations allow students to fully engage with subject specific tasks by observing real-life airport scenarios, ranging from problem- solving slides allowing them to drag the correct weight allocation to a weighed suitcase, to destination based 'drag-and-drop' style slides allowing students to expain their knowledge of continents and destinations you can fly to from Manchester Airport.

Whether working independently or in groups, these tasks offer visually stimulating methods to aid a child's understanding of both airport operations and wider subject related skills.

Manchester Airports Group is committed to supporting Education. We provide high quality, curriculum linked online resources for teachers and students to use.

All can be downloaded free of charge from this website. All of the resources have been developed in partnership with teachers and all focus on the airport as the starting point for learning in a variety of subjects including English, Citizenship, Geography, History, Maths, Science, and Business-related subjects. There are resources for all ages from primary through to 14 to 19 year olds.

East Midlands Airport has an Aerozone especially designed for school visits.

Click into the relevant Key Stage tab below to access resources relating from Key Stage 1 through to Key Stage 4.

MAG - KS1 Maths Baggage - Presentation

KS1 Maths BH In this problem  solving maths  lesson, children  use a real life  context of  weighing  suitcases at an  airport. They read  scales to  work out  how many  kilograms the bag  weighs then  decide if it is the  correct weight to  go on the plane.  They use their  problem  solving  skills to add and  subtract one and  two digit numbers  to calculate how  much should be  removed from the  suitcase to  make  it the correct weight.

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Lets Play Airports

Lets Play Airports Many nurseries,  schools and youth  organisations  contact us for  advice and  materials to be  used in role play.  This pack gives  everything you  need to bring an  airport into your  environment with  tickets, signs and  posters which you  can download to  make play  informative and  fun.

 Ages

 3-5 (Early Years)

 Subjects

 Citizenship
 English
 Maths
 PSHE

 

 





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Posters

Roleplay

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Teachers Notes

The Journey

The Journey (1)

 The Journey  focuses on  planning and  making journeys. 

 Structured  around two  white-board  friendly  presentations,  (Check in for Key  Stage 1 and Lift  off for Key Stage  2), this  resource  contains fun and  creative activities  for children.

 The resource  comprises  comprehensive  teachers notes  and worksheets  for children.

 Ages

 5-7

 Subjects

 English
 Maths 

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The Environment of Manchester Airport

Environment (5)

 This online big  book features key  messages about  the  environmental  challenges the  airport faces, the  choices it makes  and  the impact of  those choices.

 This book covers  the subjects in  the school  curriculum but in  a way that  engages younger  school children. It  encourages  children to think,  at an early age,  about the  decisions and  choices they might make, and how these could impact on other things  or people around them.

 There are two versions of this book, one for Key Stage 1 and one for Key Stage 2. Both have comprehensive teachers' notes.

 Ages

 5-11

 Subjects

 Citizenship
 English
 Maths 
 PSHE
 Science

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A Journey through East Midlands Airport

A Journey Through East Midlands Airport (2)


 This resource  explores a typical  passenger  journey through  East Midlands  Airport. The  resource supports  teacher-led  sessions for  primary school  children at East  Midland's  Aerozone and  includes activity  ideas and  downloadable  resources such as  role-play cards  and scripts.

 Ages

 5-7

 Subjects

 Citizenship
 English
 Geography 
 Maths
 PSHE

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The Curriculum Takes Off

Curriculum Take Off

 A resource pack  which was  produced as part  of a collaboration  between  the airport, LEA  advisers and local  primary teachers.  The pack is full of  schemes of work  designed by  teachers to  support the  literacy strategy,  for Key Stages 1  and 2, primarily  focusing on  Geography,  exploring links  with Literacy and,  in particular, the different writing genres.

Ages

5-11

Subjects

Citizenship
English
Geography 
Maths 
PSHE

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MAG - KS2 (lower) Maths Baggage - Presentation

KS2 Lower Maths In this problem  solving maths  lesson children  use a real life  context of  weighing  suitcases at an  airport. They read  scales to  work out  how many  kilograms the  bags weigh, and  perform  calculations based  around the  maximum weight  allowance of  20kg  for a single  suitcase to be  loaded onto an  aircraft. The  lesson follows on  from the Baggage  Handling maths  lesson for  KS1,  and you might also like to consider combining this lesson with The Journey  KS2 resource. Both these are also available on  the Manchester Airport Group  education website.

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MAG - KS2 (lower) Geography - Presentation

KS2 Lower Geography

 Pupils explore the  locations of the  continents of the  world and  investigate six  major cities you  can fly to from
 Manchester  Airport, before  writing a travel  report about one  of them. The  resource consists  of three activities:

 • Presentation:  An interactive  whiteboard  presentation  looking at the  geographical  locations of the  six continents
 and six major  cities that Manchester Airport fly to. As a class activity pupils identify the    continents and then work out where  each of the six cities are located.

 • Research activity: Pupils then use the research questions on Worksheet  One to investigate and find out more information  about their chosen city via  online research (either as a homework or in-class ICT activity). This is also  an opportunity for pupils  to use atlases and encyclopaedias to aid their  research.

 • Travel report activity: Based upon the research and investigative work  they  have carried out, pupils write a travel report for  one of the six cities via  Worksheet Two, the travel report template.

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 PDF Notes

 

 


MAG - KS2 (upper) Maths Coordinates  - Presentation

KS2 Upper Maths Co -ordinates

 This activity helps  pupils practice  plotting and using  coordinates, using  a real life scenario  set at Manchester
 Airport. Taking off  can be the  noisiest part of a  flight and so  aircraft follow  Preferred Noise  Routes (PNRs)  that
 guide them away  from built-up  areas wherever  possible. Pupils  use coordinate  data to plot PNRs  and then check
 whether aircraft  are flying the  correct route.  They then use  translations to guide aircraft back on the right course if necessary.
 Single and four quadrant versions of the coordinate grid support a  differentiated approach.

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 PDF Notes







The Journey

The Journey (1)

 The Journey  focuses on  planning and  making journeys. 

 Structured  around two  white-board  friendly  presentations,  (Check in for Key  Stage 1 and Lift  off for Key Stage  2), this  resource  contains fun and  creative activities  for children.

 The resource  comprises  comprehensive  teachers notes  and worksheets  for children.

Ages

 7-11

 Subjects

 English
 Maths 
 Geography 

 View Resource


The Environment of Manchester Airport

Environment (5)

 This online big  book features key  messages about  the  environmental  challenges the  airport faces, the  choices it makes  and  the impact of  those choices.

 This book covers  the subjects in  the school  curriculum but in  a way that  engages younger  school children.It  encourages  children to think,  at an early age,  about the  decisions and  choices they  might make, and how these could impact on other  things or people around  them.

 There are two versions of this book, one for Key Stage 1 and one for Key  Stage 2. Both have comprehensive teachers' notes.

 Ages

 5-7

 Subjects

 Citizenship
 English
 Geography 
 Maths
 PSHE

 View Resource

The Curriculum Takes Off

Curriculum Take Off

 A resource pack  which was  produced as part  of a collaboration  between  the airport, LEA  advisers and local  primary teachers.  The pack is full of  schemes of work  designed by  teachers to  support the  literacy strategy,  for Key Stages 1  and 2, primarily  focusing on  Geography,  exploring links  with Literacy and,  in particular, the different writing genres.

 Ages

 5-11

 Subjects

 Citizenship
 English
 Geography 
 Maths 
 PSHE

 View Resource

MAG - KS3 Maths Triangles - Presentation

KS3 Image This activity helps  pupils practice  accurately  drawing lines and  angles, and using  Pythagoras’  Theorem, with a  real life  scenario  set at Manchester  Airport. Taking off  can be the  noisiest part of a  flight and so  aircraft follow  Preferred Noise  Routes (PNRs)  that guide them  away from built-  up areas  wherever  possible. Pupils  use distances,  angles and  triangles to plot  PNRs on a map.  They then extend their use of Pythagoras’ Theorem to consider how aircraft  increase altitude along one PNR,  solving a problem to find the aircraft’s  altitude at the ‘release point’ of the PNR.

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 PDF Notes

Customer Service at Manchester Airport

Customer Service Customer service  is a vital part of  day-to-day  operations at  Manchester  Airports Group  (MAG). This  resource looks at the  principles and  benefits of good  customer service  at MAG, how MAG  adapts customer  services to meet  differing customer  motivations, and  the customer  service skills that  MAG staff use  every day.

 

 

 Ages

 14-16

 Subjects

 Applied Business Studies
 Business Studies
 Travel and Tourism
 General Studies
 Citizenship

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Growing Greener Airports

Green (1)

 East  Midlands  Airport has  developed an  education  resource  looking at  the wide  variety of  measures in  place to  reduce  impacts  upon the  environment  .

 The resource  looks at  humans and  their  environment  and the  impact which  humans  have on the  environment. Areas  covered by the resource include: waste, waste water  and treatment, air and noise pollution, sustainable developments and  green  transport.

 This resource has been designed to be flexible for teaching use, incorporating  written information with video footage and  activities for students to get  involved in.

 To make the most of this or any other education resource, it is  recommended that you visit the Aerozone, East Midlands  Airport's onsite  education centre. For more information, visit our dedicated Aerozone  section or call 01332 818414.

 Ages

 14-16

 Subjects

 Environmental Science
 Science
 Geography
 PSHE 
 Travel and Tourism

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Building Better Airports

Building Better Airports

 'Building  Better  Airports' is a  design-based  challenge,  drawing upon  a variety of  skills  surrounding  science,  engineering  and  marketing.

 This resource  is based on a  hypothetical  example of  East Midlands  Airport's need  for a new  terminal  building. 

 In teams,  students  become companies who are tasked with designing a new  layout and logo for  East Midlands Airport. They  are provided with the information and materials  to help them make the best decisions along the way. Groups then have to  present their proposals to the rest of the group.

 This resource helps students to think about all the different aspects of  running an international airport, such as: terminal layout, passenger flows,  separating departing and arriving passengers, and retailers.

 To make the most of this  education resource, it is recommended that you  visit the Aerozone, East Midlands Airport's onsite education centre. For more  information, visit our dedicated Aerozone section or call 01332 818414.






Ages

14-16

Subjects

ICT
Maths 
Design

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ATC²

Enterprise (2)

 ATC² is a  resource for  students  studying  GCSE Maths.  This brings  the subject to  life and shows  how it is  incorporated  into the  everyday work  of an Air  Traffic  Controller.  Subject areas  covered  include:  trigonometry,  angles,  algebra,  compass  points and scale.

 Students are tasked with using maths to aid the safe departure and flight of  an aircraft. Students must make the correct  judgement to ensure that they  have enough fuel on board for the flight. 

 This resource is divided into four sessions, meaning that you can dedicate  one visit to the Aerozone to use it, or make  multiple visits. 

 To make the most of this education resource, it is recommended that you  visit the Aerozone, East Midlands Airport's onsite  education centre. For more  information, visit our dedicated Aerozone section or call 01332 818414.





Ages

14-16

Subjects

Maths

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Education Links

Jobs at the Airport

Careers with Us

We have a variety of jobs and career paths available at each of our airport sites across the group.

To help guide you in the right direction when choosing a job at the airport or seeking work experience, we have a range of information and software to help match your skillset, interests and experience in making sure you land the right role for you.

Photo Gallery

Take a closer look at our photo galleries showcasing some of the exciting projects we have recently been involved in with nearby schools.   

 

 

Concorde Runway Visitor Park

Planning a Visit

Visiting the Runway Visitor Park at Manchester offers a truly unique opportunity for children and students to find out more about day-to-day airport operations, while experiencing the world’s favorite supersonic jet first-hand with our Concorde G-BOAC display.

Students visiting East Midlands Airport can enjoy access to the Aeropark viewing area and aviation museum, alongside the inspiring Aerozone education centre. 

 

 

Work Experience

If you attend a school in the nearby area or have a direct relative already working within Manchester Airport plc, then you may be eligible to apply for work experience at the airport. 

 

School Academy

Manchester Enterprise Academy (MEA) is our local secondary school and a school we sponsor in conjunction with Wythenshawe Housing Trust and City College Manchester.

With our extensive knowledge of business, travel and tourism, we hope to enrich the curriculum and support students over the coming years.

U-Explore

U-Explore Interactive Careers

Students can explore our interactive U-Explore software for 360-degree virtual tours around core areas of the airport and its operations, as well as finding out more about career paths at the airport through our 'Career Journey' videos.