Welwyn Garden City school backs pro-airfield campaign Project Phoenix

PUBLISHED: 15:28 29 March 2018

Knightsfield School pupils enjoying the interactive session. Picture: Knightsfield School

Knightsfield School pupils enjoying the interactive session. Picture: Knightsfield School


A Welwyn Garden City school has backed a campaign to reinstate a community airfield in Panshanger.

Chris Jefferson from Sci-Hi Education. Picture: Knightsfield SchoolChris Jefferson from Sci-Hi Education. Picture: Knightsfield School

Knightsfield School, which caters for pupils with hearing difficulties, has pledged support to Project Phoenix by signing its nearly 6,000-strong petition.

Headteacher Suzanne Thrower said: “The school is very keen to support local community causes and Project Phoenix represents a project that will benefit the people of Welwn Garden City and the surrounding area.

“We were also very fortunate that the outreach from this project could directly benefit the students through the wonderful session held here and we are proud to be affiliated to this initiative.”

Last week pupils enjoyed a visit from Sci-Hi Education’s Chris Jefferson, who delivered a STEM interactive lesson using his replica model of a Hawker Hurricane.

It was made possible by Yes Flyers – a group that supports events aiming to teach youngsters about flying – after Project Phoenix’s Sue Hart put them in touch.

To sign the petition visit: https://www.change.org/p/chief-planning-officer

More news stories

47 minutes ago

A car firm has apologised after its Hatfield dealership refused to display a Poppy box because it “doesn’t fit with their branding”.


For two-and-a-half years a domestic abuse surviver has worked tirelessly to lead a local charity through some of its toughest challenges, all the while supporting hundreds of families in need around Hertfordshire.

A Hatfield man’s black panther prank was only supposed to wind up residents on Facebook, but “kind of got out of hand” after it hit the headlines of several national newspapers.


A Hatfield electrician caught with nearly five grams of cocaine has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

Newsletter Sign Up

Welwyn Hatfield Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards