Children get overview of life at the Airport and Harbour
A GROUP of 19 youngsters have been given a behind-the-scenes tour of the Harbour and Airport as part of a new partnership between Ports of Jersey and a local charity.
The nine- to 12-year-olds, who are supported by the charity Pathways Jersey, visited the Airport fire station during half-term last week, going for a ride in one of the service’s trucks and taking in the view from the air-traffic control tower.
They also met officers from Jersey Coastguard and were given advice about sea safety before being taken out on the Duke of Normandy tug for a brief trip across St Aubin’s Bay.
Pathways Jersey, which aims to help children reach their full potential, was founded by Liz Lambotte. She won the JEP Pride of Jersey Inspirational Leader Award in 2017, which is sponsored by Ports of Jersey.
Carl Appleton, from Ports of Jersey, said that it was the first time the company had been able to dedicate a whole day to showing a group the goings-on at the Airport and Harbour. ‘The youngsters were so enthusiastic and attentive, not only enjoying the day but importantly understanding the vital operational activities we undertake to keep our ports open, safe and secure,’ he said. ‘This is just the start of a number of activities we have planned with Pathways Jersey and we are already discussing future opportunities with them.’