CHILDREN of Airbus employees were treated to a space-themed spectacle when they joined their parents for ‘bring your child to work’ day.

The Broughton Plant’s Innovation Space played host to a replica ExoMars Rover, a scale-model of Airbus’ record-breaking, unmanned, solar-powered Zephyr aircraft, and a pop-up planetarium to wow staff and guests alike.

There were also drone and 3D-printing demonstrations to enjoy.

Emily Merrison, Airbus’ head of education liaison, said: The ‘bring your child to work’ days are part of Airbus’ education outreach activities that we run at both our Broughton and Filton sites each year.

“About 30 children of employees were given a tour of the Broughton facilities, completed some fun engineering challenges, and got to meet ‘Bridget’, the replica ExoMars Rover.

“Hopefully, the experience will have inspired a few more young people to consider future careers in engineering.”