The BWPA has joined forces with The Aviatrix Project to help inspire and encourage women and girls to take to the skies.
One of the main aims of The Aviatrix Project is to raise aspirations and to promote aviation as an exciting and accessible career choice for women. The project aims to work closely with primary and secondary schools as well as higher education institutions to encourage girls into STEM and to generate enthusiasm for aviation. In partnership, we deliver assemblies, talks and workshops to mixed gender audiences, and these are open to all schools, colleges groups and universities across the UK.
Role models are incredibly effective in inspiring young girls. Together with The Aviatrix Project the BWPA is developing strong links with schools to support girls who are keen to explore aviation opportunities. Whilst we visit as many schools as we can across the UK, we make special effort to reach communities where such opportunities are not the norm.
Ultimately, we believe that we can use aviation as a tool to raise aspirations. We want to encourage young people – particularly young women – to believe in themselves and to know that there are no limits or barriers to achieving anything they set their mind to.