Belfast City Airport partners with Knocknagoney Primary School to promote STEM

  • Knocknagoney Primary School in east Belfast has invested in a range of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based learning equipment, thanks to funding from George Best Belfast City Airport’s Community Fund.

    Among the many items purchased were a green-house, microscopes and a fully functional water wall, all in effort to promote STEM as a viable career for both boys and girls. Ann Burton, Principal of Knocknagoney Primary School said:” We want to enrich the learning experience of our pupils by providing exciting experiences which we hope will challenge them and nurture interest in STEM subjects from as early as Key Stage One”.

    This project is another initiative part of the ongoing relationship between Knocknagoney Primary School and Belfast City Airport. The airport staff regularly visit the school as part of the “Time to Read” project.

    “It was wonderful to visit the children and see the enjoyment they took from the new STEM equipment…working closely with the local schools is extremely important to the airport and forms a key aspect of our corporate responsibility programme”, positively started, Paula Bittles, Executive Assistant at Belfast City Airport.

    The community fund has managed to raise over £375,000 in 150 groups across N.I, which indicates the power of engaging and supporting our community. For more information on the Community Fund or to find out how your group can apply for funding, check out

    SOURCE: Belfast City Airport Press Release

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