First graders at MES have been participating in a mock trip to Africa complete with “passports” that include the child’s photo and signature.
The trip included a visit to a mock airport, complete with baggage and security stations.
Children checked in at the ticket check and claimed their baggage tag, which they filled out before going through security.
Officer Lisa Benitez, of the Manawa Police Department, fulfilled the role as an FAA security guard. As each child passed through her station, Benitez “X-rayed” their backpacks.
Manawa Mayor John Smith served as co-pilot on the mock flight to Africa.