Youngsters throng Swiss Jet Aviation air shows

HARARE - Ten schools gathered in Mutare last week for the Swiss Jet Aviation show meant to expose young people to the world of aeroplanes.

Schools, that included Sheni, Cross Kopje Junior, Mutare Junior, Mutare Adventist, Nyamatsine, St Joseph primary School as well the Mutare Teachers College, had the chance to board the Piper Navajo plane at an aerodrome in the eastern border city.

School children interact with a pilot during the Swiss Jet Aviation Show.

Honour Moyo of Swiss Jet said the company would continue to provide family-oriented entertainment as part of efforts to market its products.

“We are trying to introduce Zimbabweans to our products and we will be creating awareness through these shows,” he said.

“Traditionally families gathered in public places such as shopping centres to have fun but now things have changed, we are bringing a new form of entertainment.”

Before last week’s Mutare event, Swiss Jet Aviation Air Show had held a similar exhibition in Harare and Marondera, attended by several schools.

Some of the Harare schools that graced the occasion included Princess Di Nursery, Fountain College, Tynwald Primary and Favourite Group of Schools among others.

Nesbert Marime, a teacher at Tynwald School, described the event as inspiring.

“The programme is very good for children as it gives them an opportunity to interact with pilots. It is an inspiring show,” said Marime.

Favourite Ndlovu, the director of Favourite Group of Colleges, concurred with Marime.

“It is a good programme especially for children. Children from my school really enjoyed the show but organisers should ensure that the shows take place on time,” she said.

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