News. Media Centre.

Latest news from London City Airport

Private Sector Influences Education Agenda in London Borough


Major Newham employer develops learning resource for primary schools.

Primary school pupils in the London borough of Newham are to benefit from a pioneering project, as the private sector constructively engages with the education agenda.

London City Airport in the Royal Docks has worked with the Museum of London Docklands to develop a Key Stage 2 learning module, designed for use in classroom teaching.

The “Your Royal Docks” schools pack teaches pupils about the rich 200-year history of the largest enclosed docks in the world, which were built to accommodate vessels too large to use the upriver docks, provided work for 3,000 labourers per day and at their peak in 1964 handled 62 million tons of cargo from all over the world.

The eight week module, which was developed after consultation with headteachers and includes lesson suggestions and activity sheets, also covers the period since the closure of the docks in 1981, the regeneration of the area and its future potential.

Subjects covered from the 2014 National Curriculum include in History, Human Geography, Art, Design & Technology, and English.

Declan Collier, CEO of London City Airport said:  “London’s Royal Docks have such a rich history and yet many people living and working in the area know very little about them.  Where London City Airport now stands, the world’s biggest and fastest steamship of its time, the Mauretania, completed its maiden voyage.  Where 100 years ago grain, tobacco and raw materials were loaded and unloaded, now we load and unload thousands of air passengers every day.  Where once the Royal Docks provided the maritime ‘gateway’ to London and beyond today and in the future London City Airport provides the aviation ‘gateway’ to London and the catalyst for inward investment and jobs for Newham and East London.

“The development of this module is part of our focus on improving basic skills, raising aspirations and fomenting better attitudes to the world of work.

“We currently employ 2,000 people at the airport, and will employ 3,500 by 2023 – we would like to see those jobs taken by people resident in our local community.

“Speaking personally, I hope our initiative will inspire others in the private sector to explore innovative ways to engage with schools and help influence the education agenda and instil a sense of local pride.”

The Your Royal Docks schools pack is available for download here. 

Search news stories

Get in touch.

For more on media relations.

For enquiries regarding specific flights, routes or aircraft please contact the airline directly.

Picture of Jeremy

Jeremy Probert
Corporate Communications Director

Tel: +44 (0)20 7646 0132

Email Jeremy directly >
Picture of Charlotte

Charlotte Beeching
Head of Communications

Tel: +44 (0)20 7646 0132

Email Charlotte directly >

Out of hours urgent media enquiries only: 07747 103 884 / 07798 708 163

Please note - the press office does not deal with marketing, advertising or sponsorship. Please contact the switchboard on 0207 646 0000/88 and ask for the relevant department.

LCY Tweets

@Loz_Murtagh all part of the service!✋👍
What's your must have purchase from Duty Free? #TravelTuesday
3 days left to enter our #PlaneSpotterSwap competition! Enter now for a chance to win a flight & airside tour!
@simonologue Thanks for letting us know, we'll pass this on.
Can you #GuessThePlace? Here's your clue- Roy Keane, Graham Norton & Jonathan Rhys Meyers are from here!
Take a look at the latest offers from Aelia 2 for £39 on fragrances & up to 30% off alcohol
Spreading the message for growth at LCY to welcome @Bombardier new quieter aircraft, with Robert Goodwill MP #LCYes
@LawrencePhilli5 Thank you, we'll get this passed on.
@LawrencePhilli5 was this before or after Security?
@LawrencePhilli5 Could you let us know which toilets you're referring to and we'll get this passed on.
There's still time to enter our #SpotterSwap competition! Click here for your chance to win a flight & airside tour!
London City Airport growth will bring jobs, air connectivity & business growth! Show your support #LCYes
@Gareth_Hamer Hi, for info on your flight you'll need to get in touch with your airline directly
Win a pair of flights and return car journey to Amsterdam!
@WestWickhamGeek Thanks for letting us know, we'll certainly pass this on.
@PRLaurenR Don't hesitate to ask a member of staff for assistance if you need it. (2/2)
@PRLaurenR Morning, this should be enough time, you will need to head straight upstairs to Departures. (1/2)
RT @melandjake99: #Edinburgh #Travel With #NoFilter #Photographs @LondonCityAir
RT @EdinBlogger: Read our latest post - #NoFilter - Exporing Un-edited Edinburgh @LondonCityAir #Edinburgh #Photography
@Jakz_2001 Hi, for more info on work experience please visit
Follow Us Facebook Twitter Google + icon Google+ YouTube icon Youtube instagram icon Instagram

Sign up. For news on competitions, new routes and articles. Be the first to know with our newsletter.


Car parking pre-book online.

Save up to 60% >


Book your holiday.

Click here now >

LCY icon

London City Airport

See all destinations >.

Sign up. For news on competitions, new routes and articles. Be the first to know with our newsletter:
Submit >