Primary School Resources

Our Local History: A Children’s Walking Tour of Colindale

A short film exploring on foot the historic site of the London Aerodrome and RAF Hendon. Co-written and narrated by pupils of Colindale Primary School in the year of their school’s centenary. Produced by the Royal Air Force Museum with thanks to the Trustees of the Museum and of the Royal Aero Club Trust.

Local to Colindale? – why not follow in Colindale Primary’s footsteps with your class? (coming soon – a map showing the various stops on the tour)

An Introduction to 100 Years of Flight with Dulcie Gull

Click here for a subtitled version

The Spitfire Fund - short storyThe children start their adventure

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

Join Yusra, Lily and Danny on their amazing adventures in ‘The Spitfire Fund‘.

Reading comprehension activities and writing challenges accompany each chapter. Written for children aged 7+.

Workshops: Pre and Post visit ideas

Downloadable resources

Art and Design

The Museum is a great place to discover some amazing art and design, from paintings and sculpture to aircraft art and camouflage. You can also get creative and do some sketching as part of your visit.

Hangar Trails
Second World War
Battle of Britain 
Annual Events

Digital Resources

Biomimicry

Biomimicry is design that is inspired by nature. The aviation industry has often looked to nature for inspiration and to help solve problems, from simply wanting to fly like birds to using cutting edge technology to help pilots see in the dark. Follow the digital trail and discover what animals, aircraft and the RAF have in common.

Sound trail

Our sound trail can be accessed using a mobile phone or tablet. Listen to the sounds and try to locate the objects around the hangars.

Links

Aiming for Awesome

10 resources for Key Stage 2 and 3 students, exploring the engineering achievements of the RAF over the last 100 years. Developed by the Royal Academy of Engineering, each resource allows students to explore the applications of knowledge they learn in Science, Design and Technology, Mathematics and Computing.

RAF Stories

Launched as part of the Museum’s RAF Centenary Programme, RAF Stories is an online collection of videos from people who have a connection to the Royal Air Force and want to share their experiences.