The airport works in partnership with schools and educational charities to deliver Enterprise Challenge days for local primary and secondary schools. The Enterprise Challenge initiatives develop local talent by improving students’ entrepreneurial skills and awareness of careers in the aviation industry.
In partnership with Enabling Enterprise, LCY hosts the Challenge days. During the Challenge primary school students from East London receive a tour of the airport and are tasked with turning around a failing airline. The day ends in a group presentation where students pitch their ideas in front of a judging panel made up of volunteers from across the airport
In partnership with Young Enterprise, the airport delivers an Airport Masterclass at secondary schools in East London. Students work in teams to develop a proposal for a new airport and at the end of the day present their ideas to a judging panel.