The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Sunday, 16 December 2007

Glasgow Prestwick Airport flies Ayrshire pupils
to their favourite destinations


PUPILS from ten Prestwick and Troon primary schools have visited Glasgow Prestwick Airport to receive tickets to some of Europe’s top cities.

The group took part in Destination Challenge – a venture between the airport and local schools – and came up trumps amongst their peers.


Primary seven classes at Barassie, Dundonald, Glenburn, Heathfield, Kingcase, Monkton, Muirhead, Struthers, Symington and Troon primaries were given a destination to study.

The pupils had to report back individually with their findings and the winners will be jetting off to the places they have swotted up on.

Class teachers picked the top five entries from each class and airport management selected the overall winner for each class, who received three flight tickets to the places they studied including Paris, Oslo, Frankfurt, Riga, Budapest and many more.

This is the second time schools have taken part in the project after it was successfully launched earlier this year.

Entries were judged on creativity, best effort, knowledge of the area, airline and airport; cultural understanding and history of the area.


The winners received a tour of Glasgow Prestwick Airport during their visit, and chief executive Mark Rodwell (pictured centre above) presented the prizes.

Mark commented: “This project is a fantastic initiative, and a great link between the airport and local schools, as it offers the best possible incentive to learn about these destinations – the chance to actually visit them.

“It was hard to select the winners due to the standard being very high, and it was obvious that a lot of effort had gone into producing them. We hope they enjoy their adventures abroad.”


Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce business liaison officer Claire Baird added: “We are working with schools right across Ayrshire to expand their involvement in local businesses and we were delighted to be involved with the Airport’s Destination Challenge project. 

“The students were not only given the chance to learn about a new country but were given the opportunity to win a trip to that country.

“This is a great example of how business involvement adds value to what young people learn at school.”

The full list of winners is as follows –


SCHOOL: WINNERS NAME
BARASSIE: JENNIFER SORBIE
BARASSIE: PAUL BRYDEN
DUNDONALD: LEWIS REID
GLENBURN: CAITLIN BELL
GLENBURN: CHELSEY WELLS
GLENBURN: KIRSTIN EDGAR
HEATHFIELD: BILLIE CLEEVE
HEATHFIELD: ANDREW HUNTER
HEATHFIELD: LAUREN MCKIE
KINGCASE: SUSAN MACKIE
KINGCASE: NICOLA JOHNSTON
MONKTON: MARK WILSON
MUIRHEAD: MORGAN BROWN
STRUTHERS: HEATHER MACKINTOSH
STRUTHERS: MARK MCGUFFIE
SYMINGTON: RACHEL MCDERMENT
TROON: ASHLEIGH CARLILE
TROON: JORDAN GANNON

www.glasgowprestwick.com

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