On-Site Workshops

We are pleased to announce that we have adapted a number of our workshops for on-site school visits in light of COVID-19. Our current offer is a range of socially distanced workshops that will work with your school bubbles. When making a booking please state your bubble size, as we may need to book more sessions for you to accommodate your numbers. 

Please be aware that all of our available on-site sessions have been adapted to adhere to government guidelines and Museum policies. We will continue to remain flexible and adapt our sessions as the situation evolves, but please be reassured that we have the safety of our visitors and staff in mind. 

Please note: visitors aged 11 and over must wear face coverings in all indoor areas of the Museum including classroom spaces and during workshops to provide additional protection for both students and staff.
 

Workshop Costs

Our onsite workshops are charged at a rate of £60.00 per session unless otherwise specified. All charges are done by invoicing.

On-site workshops are available on a first come, first serve basis. To enquire, please email us or use our online booking form
Second World War Hut Smart Materials

STEM - Rockets - Science of Forces and Motion 

Year group - Year 1 to Year 12

Focussing on the science of forces and motion, students will investigate how wing design can affect the flight of a rocket. Students will benefit from developing soft skills and have the opportunity to work in teams - usually pairs.

During the workshop, students will have the opportunity of working with a variety of resources, designing and building a rocket and launching it safely. Students will evaluate their design and make changes throughout the workshop. The session concludes with a mini-competition.

·        Practical hands-on session

·        Real testing of students' work

·        Student enquiry

·        Team work activities

·        Multi-sensory experience - students work within our hangar space

National Curriculum links:

·        KS1 - Working scientifically

·        KS2 - Working scientifically & Forces

·        KS3 - Working scientifically & Motion and Forces

Activity type: Led by Museum staff
Duration:  Approximately 1 hour per workshop
Cost:  £60

STEM - Parachutes and Helicopters - Science of Forces and Motion

During this interactive workshop, students gain an understanding of the forces that impact on a parachute whilst investigating the suitability of a variety of materials. Students will test their predictions and explore why fair testing is important. Students will also make a paper helicopter, and see how forces affect its flight. This workshop supports the understanding of the physical properties of materials. 

·        Practical hands-on session

·        Real testing of students' work

·        Student enquiry

·        Multi-sensory experience - students work within our hangar space and with a variety of materials

National Curriculum links: 

KS1 - Working scientifically

Activity type: Led by museum staff
Duration: Approximately 1 hour per workshop
Cost: £60

History - Second World War - Battle of Britain

Year group - Year 1 to Year 12

This workshop focuses on an aspect of British history that extends pupils' chronological knowledge - the Battle of Britain. Learners discover the role of the fighter pilot, learn about the Dowding System & RADAR, and uncover aspects of civilian life in 1940. Pupils will use a range of sources and museum artefacts, including original RAF uniform, to develop their depth of knowledge and inspire curiosity. This workshop will help students to understand the importance of the Battle of Britain as a key turning point in history.

·        Viewing original artefacts

·        Viewing original RAF uniform

·        Student enquiry

·        Multi-sensory experience - students will experience a mock air raid

·        Telling the story of the RAF

 National Curriculum links:

·        KS1 - significant historical events, changes within living memory.

·        KS2 - an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils chronological knowledge beyond 1066.

·        KS3 - challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day.

Activity type: Led by museum staff
Duration:  Approximately 1 hour
Cost:  £60

It is not recommended to book Battle of Britain and Spirit of the Blitz together due to repetition of content.

History - Second World War - Spirit of the Blitz

Year group - Year 1 to Year 12

This workshop focuses on an aspect of British history that extends pupils' chronological knowledge - the Blitz and life on the Home Front. Learners gain an understanding of life for children during the Second World War by discovering the role of the ARP warden, experiencing a mock air raid, and much more. Pupils will use a range of sources and museum artefacts, including original RAF uniform, to develop their depth of knowledge and inspire curiosity. This experience of life led in the shadow of the Blitz will help pupils understand some of the complexities of life in Britain during this time.

·        Viewing original artefacts

·        Viewing original RAF uniform

·        Student enquiry

·        Multi-sensory experience - students will experience a mock air raid

·        Telling the story of the RAF and civilians during the Blitz

National Curriculum links:

·        KS1 - significant historical events, changes within living memory.

·        KS2 - an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils chronological knowledge beyond 1066.

·        KS3 - challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day.

Activity type: Led by museum staff
Duration:  Approximately 1 hour
Cost:  £60

It is not recommended to book Battle of Britain and Spirit of the Blitz together due to repetition of content.

History - Artefacts of the Cold War

Year Group - Year 7 to Year 12

Pupils will use a range of original RAF uniform and flying equipment to develop their knowledge of changing technology in aerial warfare throughout the Cold War. This interactive workshop allows students to view range of equipment available, gaining an understanding of the impact of war on technological development.

·        Viewing original artefacts

·        Viewing original RAF uniform

·        Student enquiry

·        Multi-sensory experience - students will view artefacts in the National Cold War Exhibition

·        Telling the story of the RAF and civilians during the Cold War

National Curriculum links:

KS3 - challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day.

Activity type: Led by museum staff
Duration:  Approximately 30 minutes
Cost:  £30

Information

Make a booking School visits available 10:00am - 4:00pm Monday – Friday. Workshops/activities must be pre-booked. 

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T: 01902 376 200
learning-cosford@rafmuseum.org

Access & Learning,
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford,
Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8UP

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