School Resources


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STEM Stories

The RAF Museum’s writer in residence – children’s author Tom Palmer – has collaborated with the RAF Youth and STEM Team to write two short stories set in the Second World War. Based around famous inventions and their innovators during the wartime period, both stories are accompanied by STEM activities written by the RAF Museum.

The Letter (pdf 328kb)
Miss Shilling’s Guide to Problem Solving (pdf 324kb)

The Spitfire Fund Story

The RAF Museum’s Children’s Author in Residence, Tom Palmer, has written a time-travelling short story commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Join Yusra, Lily and Danny on their amazing adventures which will be revealed – one chapter at a time – between 29 April and 7 May 2020.

Reading comprehension activities and writing challenges accompany each chapter. Written for children aged 7+.
  1. Chapter One (pdf 2,139kb) and Chapter One Activity (pdf 243kb)
  2. Chapter Two (pdf 2,372kb) and Chapter Two Activity (pdf 341kb)
  3. Chapter Three (pdf 2,369kb) and Chapter Three Activity (pdf 181kb)
  4. Chapter Four (pdf 2,027kb) and Chapter Four Activity (pdf 479kb)
  5. Chapter Five (pdf 2511Kb) and Chapter Five Activity (pdf 348kb)
Final chapter now released. The adventure concludes…

The Spitfire Fund

Downloadable Resources for Museum Visits

A selection of resources are available to download for free which will support your visit to the Museum. These can be used as part of a pre/post visit session, or used during your visit.

Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary

We have created a free downloadable trail for schools to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain! It is aimed at Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 students.

Battle of Britain Trail – Questions (138kb)

Battle of Britain Trail – Answers (140kb)

Foundation & Key Stage 1

Download resources in Microsoft Word (.doc) format or Adobe Reader (.pdf) format.

  • Let’s Fly (3,025kb)
    Cross curricular activities to support your visit
  • Let’s Fly (2,678kb)
    Cross curricular activities to support your visit
  • Cosford Calculations (2mb)
    Use your mathematical skills to connect with our collection

Key Stage 2

Download resources in Microsoft Word (.doc) format or Adobe Reader (.pdf) format.

National Cold War Exhibition

This website is a unique resource for you to use and together with the other artefacts in our collection. We also have a selection of resource packs available to download which are designed to assist with studies in History, including links to the AQA and OCR Exam Boards:

Second World War Loan Boxes

Our Second World War loan boxes help to paint a picture of life during war time and contain a variety of original and reproduction artefacts. Boxes can be loaned for up to half a term. Each box also includes a resource pack with links to National Curriculum, Key Stage 2 History.