Mak­ing jour­neys more mag­i­cal

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

HEATHROW is get­ting all po­etic as it pre­pares for the mass Easter get­away with a record 850,000 pas­sen­gers ex­pected to take off over the week­end.

To cater for an ad­di­tional 250,000 fam­i­lies be­tween Good Fri­day and Easter Mon­day, the air­port has teamed up with four chil­dren’s au­thors to bring ‘po­etry points’ to its ter­mi­nals, where chil­dren stand un­der­neath and lis­ten to hol­i­day-in­spired po­ems.

The ini­tia­tive dubbed Heathrow’s Pass­port to Po­etry will see lit­er­ary favourites Michael Rosen, Danny Wal­lace, Laura Dock­rill and MG Leonard re­cite tales of far flung lands whisk­ing chil­dren off on mag­i­cal ad­ven­tures be­fore they have even boarded their plane.

In keep­ing with the theme, there will be po­etry work­shops across the ter­mi­nals and wannabe po­ets can put pen to pa­per and cre­ate their own verses for the Easter po­etry com­pe­ti­tion.

Three win­ners will be cho­sen by the au­thors, and will have their poem framed as well as win­ning a voucher worth £200 – per­fect for stock­ing up on writ­ing sup­plies.

Dur­ing the Easter es­cape Heathrow will also of­fer kids eat free at restau­rants, free play area and fam­ily ded­i­cated se­cu­rity lanes.

Heathrow CEO John Hol­land-Kaye said: “Easter at Heathrow brings huge num­bers of fam­i­lies trav­el­ling for leisure and we wanted to make it as en­joy­able as pos­si­ble as soon as their jour­ney be­gins.”

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