CHILDREN helped check a runway for debris during a visit to Leeds Bradford Airport.

More than 30 pupils from Pool Primary School were treated to a five-hour tour of the runway, apron, fire station and terminal building - even getting the chance to help the operations team check the runway for foreign object debris.

The airport hosted a series of activities as part of the second annual UK Airports Safety Week - with sessions on accessibility for passengers with disabilities, a workshop by the fire service and a tour of airside operations.

Richard Duncan, Head of Airfield Services at LBA, said: "I hope that all involved have learnt a lot throughout the week, we certainly found it very beneficial and look forward to hosting the safety week again next year."

Airports Safety Week is organised nationally by the Airport Operators Association. Chief Executive Karen Dee, said: "Safety affects everyone at airports, whether you’re a passenger or a staff member of an airline or ground handler, just like it would do in a town or city. That is why UK airports work hard to provide passengers with enjoyable and safe travel. If we get it right, much of our hard work will go unnoticed by passengers and staff alike."