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Age Range: 7-11
Duration: 60 or more mins
  • D & T

Pop-up airport

Provide disaster support for a famine hit country.

Famine is a huge problem that affects many countries around the world. Often there is no easy way to get food supplies to these areas. Can you design a pop-up airport that can help to solve this problem?

In this activity learners will design a pop-up airport to allow the delivery of food supplies to people in famine affected, remote areas. They will consider the requirements of the airport and how it can be made quickly using readily available resources. They will then produce a sketch of their idea ready for implementation.

You will need:

  • Access to word processing or desktop publishing software (if using ICT)
  • Paper
  • Card
  • Pencil and pens
  • Ruler
  • Tape and/or glue

And please do share your learning highlights and final creations with us on social media @IETeducation or send them via email to to be featured in our online gallery.

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