atg airports recently hosted the Make It Enterprising Schools Challenge, a regional initiative designed to encourage young people to look at a career in manufacturing.

14 and 15 year old children from schools in Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester were tasked with designing emergency runways and building eco-friendly portable lighting that could be used in response to humanitarian crises, such as the recent devastation in Haiti.

A number of atg airport staff joined in with the day, offering guidance to students as they set up their own mini manufacturing businesses. They developed, designed and costed their ideas, culminating in a presentation of their products and plans to a small panel of atg airports staff who presided over the event.