11 schools in fun fair jamboree

HARARE - At least 500 pupils from 11 schools will tomorrow meet for a fun fair day being coordinated by Swizz Jet Aviation Development Trust.

The annual event dubbed Harare Pre-schools Air Day will be held at Komani Private Air Base in Marlborough and entertainment for the students will come in the form of jumping castles, bucking bull, water slides, face painting, clowns among other activities.

The organisation’s operations director Honour Moyo said they expected to host at least 11 schools.

“We are expecting about 500 students from 11 schools who have already confirmed their participation on the day,” said Moyo.

He added that the annual event is meant to raise aviation awareness in children at a tender age.

“They say, ‘catch them young’ and as an organisation we believe in grooming and educating children about aviation at that early stage. They will grow up having more interest in aviation thus as a country we will have more people choosing the aviation field as a career.

“A number of activities are lined up for the day and some of them include static displays, talk on aviation and entertainment.

“On the day will be static aircraft exhibition where the at least five helicopters will be on display and the children will have the opportunity to get inside, take pictures although they will not be flown.”

Moyo said a team of aviators that include pilots, engineers and air hostesses will be present to teach them about aviation and answer their questions pertaining to this field.

The children will have their special lunch at Hotel Almond and Cresta Oasis Hotel.

Some of the participating schools include Hanna Montana, Chawira’s Pre-school, Little Lamps Day Care, The Hill, Play House Pre-school and LA City Angels Pre-school.

Two primary schools, Kaguvi Primary from Chegutu and Fredrick Mabamba from Chitungwiza  will also be attending the air day.

Swiss Jet Aviation is a duly registered Zimbabwean trust, established in 2009 with focus on the development of aviation in Zimbabwe.

It is authorised by the ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to provide aviation awareness to schools.

The organisation has held several events for school children and is on course to introducing public events that are likely to boost domestic and foreign tourism.

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