Foundation and Key stage 1

Let's Fly

A workshop designed to give children an insight into the various roles and operations that take place within an airport. This will include security, passport control, weighing baggage and ticket collection. The children will take part in role-play situations and have the opportunity of sitting in a replica aircraft cabin. Prior to the visit they will need to have made an individual passport to bring to the Museum.

Further details:  A resource pack to compliment this workshop is available to download via the Downloads and resources page. 

Activity type: Led by museum staff
Key Stage:  Foundation / KS1
National Curriculum links:  Citizenship and Geography
Duration:  Approximately 1 hour
Cost:  Price is based on number of participants

Timetables for a complete museum visit are provided

First World War - Life above the Trenches

This workshop, themed on the life of a pilot in the First World War, will help children to develop an awareness of the past using a variety of sources. Children will focus on similarities and differences between 1914 and today. Based in the First World War in the Air exhibition, the workshop will continue with investigating WWI aircraft. The children will also have the opportunity to handle WWI artefacts and to experience some of the issues the pilots faced.

Activity type: Led by museum staff
Duration: Approximately 1 hour per workshop
Cost: Price is based on the number of participants
Timetables for a complete museum visit are provided

Science Activities

During the day the children will experience two science / design & technology based workshops - parachutes and helicopters. During each workshop children will have the opportunity of working with a variety of materials. For example, children make their own mini helicopter by cutting and folding our RAF museum rotors then test flying them!

Activity type: Led by museum staff
Duration: Approximately 1 hour per workshop
Cost: Price is based on the number of participants
Timetables for a complete museum visit are provided