Key stage 3

World War II: Meet the Veterans

A presentation followed by a question and answer session with personnel who experienced the Second World War at first hand.

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

The Science of Forces & Motion

This workshop is aimed at children in Key Stage 3 & 4. It can be used to help teach the science of forces and motion and the skills of scientific enquiry. Schools are able to choose from either rockets or rocket cars. During the workshop children will have the opportunity of working with a variety of materials. For example, children get to design and make a realistic rocket and launch it safely. The rockets are propelled using a unique electrically - controlled compressed air launcher!

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

Protect and Survive

This workshop is a practical lesson based on the government leaflet, Protect and Survive, which was sent out to all households in the UK in response to the perceived threat of nuclear attacks during the Cold War. Learners will build the government recommended fallout shelter and make their choice as to which essential items are needed for a 14 day survival period.

Learners will have the opportunity to look at and try on some of the equipment issued to the RAF at the time. Wearing a Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) suit, they will be asked to complete a mini task which will help them understand the difficulties of working whilst dressed in this protective clothing.

The final element of the workshop is designed to allow learners to understand the extent of devastation a nuclear warhead would have caused, by plotting the fallout zones on locations around the UK.

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

Cold War: Meet the Veterans

A presentation followed by a question and answer session with personnel who experienced the Cold War at first hand.

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

Hands On Discovery Cases

Our latest workshop contains a range of unique and unusual items relating to the museum’s Second World War Aircraft collection. Each case tells its own story that children explore in order to produce a related piece of work. The workshop takes place in the inspirational atmosphere of the War in the Air Hangar.
The Discovery cases help develop interpretation and creative skills.

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