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The airport’s University Visits Fund was recently put to excellent use by the Royal Docks Community School, who took a group of their most gifted Year 9 students on an inspiring visit to the University of Oxford.
Google users can now take a virtual trip on British Airways’ ultra-exclusive business class-only service, with just the click of a mouse.
More than half of people taking a flight now check in online, according to London City Airport (LCY).
Following the airport’s Industry Day in March, 14 enthusiastic students from Buxton School in Waltham Forest were treated to a Dream Job prize day hosted by the airport and BA CityFlyer.
In June, 47 members of staff from a range of departments at the airport volunteered 365 hours of their time to support local projects.
A new education programme - Aviation Enterprise - has been designed to teach local year 9 gifted and talented students about the workings of the Commercial Team at LCY.
In March, 100 students from eight secondary schools across Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest worked together with business leaders to take on the task of promoting the Royal Docks as a world class destination.
100 students across years 2 and 6 at Britannia Village Primary School have taken off to Greenwich Park this week to get their hands dirty - and learn about biodiversity.
London City Airport has teamed up with Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA) to launch a basketball programme for young wheelchair users in East London.
The start of 2015 has seen the airport’s CSR team welcome 540 students for primary school tours, with a further 458 booked in to visit before April.
We believe that a successful business is a locally resourced one, and, should we be given permission to grow, we want to work with partners in East London to create as many pathways as possible into these opportunities. See how London City Airport have invested in the local community in our 2014 Community Report.
The airport’s CSR team has been working with the new Oasis Academy Silvertown in Britannia Village to develop and pilot an enterprise module for their Year 7 group.
The airport has been working with local businesses, community centres and residents to establish a sustainable community-run market in the Royal Docks area.
This summer, 35 staff from across the airport took part in a two day cycle ride to Rotterdam to raise money for our charity partner across the dock, Richard House Children’s Hospice.
In partnership with the University of East London, the airport has sponsored a graduate to undertake a 3 month internship at a local charity.
London City Airport has launched a new programme for local primary schools entitled ‘Your Royals Docks’.
In June the airport ran its first Volunteer Week during the UK’s National Volunteers’ Week, and took on the challenge of completing 5 projects in 5 days.
Oasis Academy Silvertown celebrated the launch of a brand new secondary school, opening this September in the heart of the Royal Docks.
The airports CSR team has donated £26k to various local charities so far in 2014.
In the past two months, LCY has engaged with a staggering 600 local school children, offering a range of experiences, including tours of the airport and careers advice sessions.
In March London City Airport recycled 48% of all waste generated on site. The remaining 52% was sent to a waste-to-energy recovery centre making LCY a zero landfill company.
Over 9 and 10 April, LCY brought in 15 journalists from around Europe to tell them the story of the billions of pounds being invested in the Royal Docks by the airport, Excel, the Silvertown Partnership and ABP and of regeneration in East London more widely.
LCY has joined forces with Bloomberg, signing a three year commercial partnership, a first for any airport.
It’s been a busy few months for the CSR team, donating £10k in total to Gallions School
London City Airport (LCY) is an international business in more ways than one, reporting that its workforce is made up of 28 different nationalities.
Newham’s first round of consultation ended on December 18th 2013. After a request for further information from LCY, it is expected a further consultation period will take place in March/April.
GDIF is London’s largest and longest established festival of free outdoor arts.
The Royal Docks Learning Centre’s Spring Fair will take place Saturday 5 April.
Our flagship employment programme, Take off into Work was delivered, by London City Airport and the East London Business Alliance, five times during 2013.
Here are some of the Christmas events that LCY was involved in this year:
This season, Stratford Circus is offering a Christmas Combo where, if you buy tickets for both of its shows ‘Michael Rosen’s – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ and ‘Mr and Mrs Moon’ tickets are only £6 for each.
Plans for Oasis Academy Silvertown, the new secondary Free School opening south of the Royal Docks in September next year continue to take shape. The Principal Designate, Charles Claxton, will take up his position on January 1st and he will be based at Britannia Village Hall, Evelyn Road, Silvertown, between January and August.
An event was held recently to launch the release of the airport’s report ‘Transforming East London Together’ which looks back on all that LCY has achieved in 26 years as a champion for east London and sets out why they firmly believe that London is moving east.
2013 has been a busy year for the airports community team, below are some of the things that we have achieved:
After the successful LCY staff cycle challenge to Amsterdam, which raised over £25,000 for local charity Richard House Children’s Hospice, the destination for the 2014 challenge has been announced!
London City Airport recently sponsored The Royal Docks Learning and Activity Centre, a community organisation in North Woolwich, Newham, £1,500 towards a shopping initiative.
The airport recently sponsored local organisation Community Links, £775 for their annual residential trip for local children.
After the success of London City Airport’s cycle challenge to Amsterdam raising over £25,000 for Richard House Children’s Hospice, the airport plans to hold another staff cycle ride in summer 2014.
In addition to the airport’s main twitter page @londoncityair, a new page will be opening dedicated to the work of LCY’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team.
As evenings get darker earlier it’s a great time to see the bright lights of London appear in the skyline from the Emirates Air Line.
To mark its 10th anniversary the Museum of London Docklands has brought together the work of 12 artists.
Oasis Community Learning has recently announced the appointment of Charles Claxton to the post of Principal Designate at Oasis Academy Silvertown.
Gallions Reach Shopping Park Beckton celebrate their 10th Birthday this October with a fun filled Birthday Shoptacular event on 26th October from 12-5pm with free fashion shows, great offers and discounts and free family entertainment!
Three female students from East London are to receive a helping hand with their university studies, thanks to London City Airport.
Gadget Man presenter, Richard Ayoade, along with celebrity guest, Noel Fielding, recently filmed an episode of the show here at LCY.
The Airport has recently submitted a planning application for the City Airport Development Programme (CADP) to Newham Council.