Auckland Airport celebrates 50th anniversary with $150k scholarship programme for local teacher professional development

29 January 2016

Auckland Airport has announced that it will celebrate its 50th anniversary by investing in three $50,000 scholarship programmes to support local primary, intermediate and secondary school teachers.

Adrian Littlewood, Auckland Airport’s chief executive, says, “While we already have a number of sporting, educational and employment initiatives focused on lifting achievements in our community, we wanted to do something extra in 2016 for our 50th year.”

“We know there are many teachers in our neighbouring schools who would like to undertake tertiary study, either part-time or full-time. Often, they are unable to do so because of the fees and associated course costs.”

“By investing $150,000 in these three scholarship programmes we will reward our best local teachers by helping them to further their own professional development, which will in turn benefit the children in our South Auckland community. We think this is a great way to celebrate turning 50,” concludes Mr Littlewood.

Further information about the scholarship programmes will be announced on the Auckland Airport website on 2 May this year.

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For further information please contact:

Simon Lambourne
+64 27 477 6120
simon.lambourne@aucklandairport.co.nz