MANCHESTER Airport has published its own children’s book as part of its 80th birthday celebrations, called “Reach For The Sky”.

The book, aimed at primary school children, tells an enchanting story about travel, determination and achieving dreams

To launch the book the airport has 5,000 copies of the book to give away to schools across the region.

Airport bosses are inviting schools to get in touch to get copies for a full class. They are also giving schools the chance to have an aviation assembly where the books will be presented alongside an interactive airport workshop.

A writing competition will also be launched for pupils to write a sequel to the book.

The winning school will win a series of workshops from the book’s illustrator, Gabrielle Dow (Fantastic Fiction Factory). Gabrielle will work with the whole school to write and illustrate their own printed children’s book. To find out more, get free copies of the book, or book an airport assembly email