BookTrust NI joins with Belfast Airport on children's activities

BookTrust NI joins with Belfast Airport on children's activities

Belfast International Airport has teamed up with BookTrust in Northern Ireland to launch activities and events for school children.

The partnership between Northern Ireland’s principal airport and literary charity will begin early next year with a range of events, including a day with illustrator and author Nick Sharratt. 

Jaclyn Coulter, head of HR at Belfast International Airport said, “Education is a key component of our Corporate Responsibility strategy and we are delighted to have teamed up with BookTrust to get more children reading which in turn boosts their creativity and language skills. Over the next few months we have several events planned including a day with Nick Sharratt, celebrated author and animator. This is a really exciting partnership which we look forward to developing."

Liz Canning, head of BookTrust Northern Ireland, said: "We're delighted to welcome Belfast International Airport on board as a new corporate partner. Getting books into the hands of children is vital and we're excited to begin our journey working together to ensure as many children across Northern Ireland can enjoy the lifelong benefits of reading for pleasure.”

Brona Whittaker, arts manger at Arts and Business NI, added: “The relationship between Book Trust Northern Ireland and Belfast International Airport proves how an arts and business partnership can creatively impact on the local community. By engaging children in reading and in turn developing their vocabulary and language skills, these events and activities will promote the children’s learning and development and help them succeed in school. Arts & Business NI are delighted to support the relationship and project.”