Belfast Telegraph

Belfast City Airport helps celebrate the heroes of civil engineering

By Staff Reporter

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is inviting young people and families travelling through George Best Belfast City Airport to explore its 'Invisible Superheroes' exhibition.

It celebrates real-life engineers as cartoon superheroes who are battling to save the planet from dangers such as climate change, flooding and the spread of disease.

ICE has also produced 5,000 free activity packs for children passing through the terminal, which include fun facts about civil engineering, brain teasers and games.

Richard Kirk, ICE regional director, said: "Civil engineers really are the invisible superheroes who protect our safety, our health and our wellbeing every day. Much of civil engineering is unseen, but still critical to our quality of life.

"Invisible Superheroes is all about educating the public about the important role civil engineers play, and inspiring the next generation to get involved with civil engineering."

The exhibition is part of ICE's celebrations for its 200th birthday, with events explaining civil engineering planned around the UK.

Belfast Telegraph

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