Children's travel book launch to celebrate World Book Day


As part of World Book Day celebrations, London Stansted Airport has released an activity travel book with illustrations, poems, and short stories by children from Chelmsford, North Weald, Hoddesdon, and Bishop's Stortford schools.

The second edition of the London Stansted Little Book of Travel Tales follows a competition launched for World Book Day 2023 by the airport’s Aerozone education centre.

The competition was open to schools within a 15–mile radius of the airport, with 17 winners having their work published covering topics related to aircraft, flying, holidays abroad, and working at airports.

The book also includes a range of fun puzzles and activities aimed at keeping children entertained as they travel through the airport on their holidays.

Alex Smith, Education Manager at London Stansted, said:

“The London Stansted Little Book of Travel Tales is the result of a competition we launched during the autumn term last year, engaging local schoolchildren in a fun and creative way.

“We received so many outstanding entries from some very talented young people, which made picking the winners really difficult. All the entries, stories, poems and drawings were chosen to keep children entertained as they travel through London Stansted on their holidays.

“This competition is just one example of the work we do to provide new and exciting educational opportunities for local young people, from formal education through to helping people find a job within the airport and the surrounding area.”

Originally published in 2019, the book is the second edition of London Stansted Little Book of Travel Tales.

Copies will be handed out to children in the terminal over the Easter holidays.

The 17 winners are from five different schools, including Chelmsford County High School for Girls and Hylands School in Chelmsford, St Andrews C of E, North Weald, St Cross Catholic Primary School, Hoddesdon, and The Hertfordshire and Essex High School and Science College.