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: it is recommended that visitors aged 11 and over 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 Name Topic Cost
NEW! Clash of Conflicts - Cold War Debates History £60.00 per session
Second World War - Battle of Britain History £60.00 per session
Second World War - Spirit of the Blitz History £60.00 per session
Flying Equipment Through the Ages History £30.00 per session
Second World War - Artefact Handling History £30.00 per session
Cold War - Artefact Handling History £30.00 per session
NEW! Rover Repair STEM £60.00 per session
Rockets STEM £60.00 per session
Rocket Cars STEM £60.00 per session
Parachutes and Helicopters STEM £60.00 per session

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

NEW! History - Clash of Conflicts - Cold War Debates

Year Group - Year 7 to Year 12

In this interactive workshop, students will work in small teams to debate important topics of the Cold War. Students will be given a statement and an array of evidence – teams will pick a stance and present their findings to the rest of the class. This workshop encourages discussion surrounding some of the more complex issues that arise with the study of the Cold War period. Please be aware that this session requires teacher involvement to facilitate relevant debate. 

· Viewing original artefacts and archival material

· Student enquiry

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

National Curriculum links:

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

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 - Flying Equipment Through The Ages

Year Group - Year 1 to Year 6

Students will gain an understanding of the advancement of flight technology through time. They will gain a further understanding of the evolution of the Royal Air Force and the impact of war on technological development. Pupils will view a range of original RAF uniform and flying equipment to develop their knowledge of changing technology in aerial warfare, from First World War through to current day. 

·        Viewing original artefacts

·        Viewing original RAF uniform

·        Multi-sensory experience 

·        Telling the story of the RAF throughout history

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.

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

History - Second World War Artefact Handling

Year Group - Year 1 to Year 6

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

·        Viewing original artefacts

·        Viewing original RAF uniform

·        Student enquiry

·        Multi-sensory experience - students will view artefacts in our Second World War Hut

·        Telling the story of the RAF and civilians during the Second World War

National Curriculum links:

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

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

History - Cold War Artefact Handling

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

NEW! Rover Repair

Year group - Year 5 to Year 12

Focussing on all aspects of STEM, students will experiment with construction design and engineering principles to create a cargo delivery system to safely land a device onto the surface of Mars. Students will benefit from developing soft skills and have the opportunity to work in teams.

During the workshop, students will have the opportunity to work with a variety of resources, designing and building a cargo delivery system and launching it safely. Students will evaluate their design and make changes throughout the workshop, learning about the suitability of materials. Each team will be given a "budget" in which to buy materials to build their system - teams must present their budget at the end to ensure they haven't overspent.  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
  •       Exploring multiple aspects of STEM

National Curriculum links:

  •       KS2- Working scientifically; forces; select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  •       KS3 - Working scientifically; motion and forces; develop specifications to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products
    that respond to needs in a variety of situations; select from and use a wider, more complex range of materials, components and ingredients, taking into account their properties

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

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 - Rocket Cars - Science of Forces and Motion

Year Group - Year 4 to Year 12

Students will investigate the science of forces and motion acting on a vehicle. The session will develop the understanding of friction and aerodynamics as they work to design their own vehicle out of K’nex. Students will benefit from developing soft skills and have the opportunity to work in small teams.

During the workshop, students will have the opportunity of working with a variety of resources, designing and building a rocket-powered vehicle 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:

  •       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

Year Group – Reception to Year 4

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

Information

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

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learning-cosford@rafmuseum.org

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

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