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By October 16, 2017January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates, Why Exeter blog

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, as part of its community outreach work, has linked up with its local school, Cranbrook Education Campus, to support the development of a new library for its pupils.


During a visit to the school this week, Flybe’s CEO, Christine Ourmières-Widener, handed over a cheque to enable the school to buy materials as it starts stocking its brand new reading area as well as presenting boxes containing almost 350 children’s books generously donated by Flybe staff to fill the shelves even further.


Ms Ourmières-Widener, commented: “Cranbrook Education Campus is just down the road from our headquarters in Exeter and so we are delighted to help the new primary school library to take off with a cash donation to help buy new reading material. Our staff have also been generous in donating a great selection of children’s books including many well-loved classics. Our support of the school will continue throughout the academic year and we look forward to working with the students in a number of different ways. Maybe we can even inspire some to become Flybe’s future pilots and engineers – or even a CEO!”


Sam McCarthy, Head of Primary & Nursery at the campus stated that “The children will really benefit from Flybe’s generosity and we are delighted to accept their donations of both books and a cheque to support the development of our library. We very much hope that our children will have further opportunities to learn more about the work that Flybe do and perhaps find out more about the careers that are offered by the aviation industry.”