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Key Stage 3

Check out your pilot skills with our coding workshop
Pilots of the Caribbean outreach drama
Join the debate with our new debate space
Changing Technology and Warfare

Available to book now. Click here to make a booking.


NEW! Pilot Skills (coding) (Lower KS3) 

Do your students have what it takes to be RAF Pilots? Can they navigate their way around a complicated route and do they have lightning reflexes? Find out in our exciting workshop where students use a micro:bit and coding to test their skills. 75 minute workshop, £90 per session

National Curriculum Links: Computing (coding)


NEW! Under Pressure  

How do pilots stay alive in the air? Through taking part in experiments and getting to grips with real flight equipment, your students will discover the potentially lethal effects of changing air pressure, examine heat transfers and their effects on flight crews and explore how pilots can train their bodies to fight high G-Forces. 75 minute workshop, £90 per session

National Curriculum links: Science – Atmospheric Pressure and Pressure in Liquids, Describing Forces and Motion, Heat Transfers 

Half price during January and February

NEW! Debate Space (Upper KS3 and above) 

Are robots taking over the world? Should drones be allowed in our skies and should we be worried about artificial intelligence? In our purpose-built Interactive Debate Space we will help your students find out about the advantages and disadvantages of the increasing use of artificial intelligence and drones. Machines with increasing levels of automation and autonomy could be used in combat. Examine the arguments for and against and argue for your teams’ point of view. When the debate is over, your students will vote on what they really think about this controversial topic. Complement your visit with an exploration of our RAF: First to the Future exhibition which examines how the RAF use new technologies such as drones and cyber warfare. 75 minute workshop, £90 per session

Debate Skills, Artificial Intelligence, robotics and drones



NEW! In-school session

Pilots of the Caribbean (KS3 and KS4)

An interactive drama and engaging workshop sharing the stories of African and Caribbean RAF personnel who fought for the UK. Audiences discover what made these brave volunteers fight for the country that had enslaved their ancestors and what convinced those who followed them to defend their country. They is also an opportunity to look deeper at the collection belonging to these inspiring heroes and sheroes.

Facilitated workshops looking at some of the issues raised in the drama can be run after the performance for groups of up to 35 students. The performance can also be booked as a stand-alone event.

Eligibility: Offered to schools in the Greater London area. Schools outside this area can book to attend the performance and workshop at the Museum.

Dates: Available Mondays during term-time

Performance: 45 minutes. Ideal for whole-year groups

Cost: £150

Add on workshop: 30 minutes each. Up to 4 classes per day (max 35 students per group)

Cost: £50 per workshop

National Curriculum Links: History and Citizenship

If you are interested in booking Pilots of the Caribbean, please email learning-london@rafmuseum.org or call 020 8358 4896.


NEW! Challenge Day (KS3)   

How can the RAF deliver humanitarian aid accurately and safely? Do your students have what it takes to meet this challenge?

In a day packed with hands-on missions, stretching calculations and tests of team working ability, students learn what it takes to engineer a successful supply drop. They also explore the RAF's role in distributing aid after major disasters and see examples of the aircraft involved.

The day ends with students piloting a drone. Have they calculated the load correctly? Are they flying at the optimum speed? Have they taken the terrain into account? 

Working in small teams, students will develop skills in self-management, problem solving, research and communication.

Activity: Design/Engineering Challenge

Requires 60 students (or two classes) to run

£150 for groups of up to 30 students

£300 for groups of up to 60 students (optional £3 fee per student for the Crest Discovery Award - application in process)

Whole day activity, 10.00 to 2.30pm

Dates: 26, 27, 28, 29 March 2019

To book the Challenge Day, please email: learning-london@rafmuseum.org 

Flight Factory

Join us in our First World War aircraft factory and take on our plane building challenge. Investigate aircraft structures and work in teams to design and build your aviation creation. 75 minute workshop, £90 per session

National Curriculum Links: DT


From Newton’s 3rd Law to aerodynamics and forces, students will get the chance to investigate the science of rockets. Design, make and launch paper rockets, analyse the flight and make improvements for the next launch. Up to 1 hour workshop, £60 per session

National Curriculum Links: Science - forces and working scientifically


Changing Technology and Warfare 

Supported by Walter Hines Page Chapter, NSDAR, London UK

In the race to gain an advantage, war is said to speed up technological innovation. Investigate developments in the design of aircraft and flight clothing from the First World War to the present day and get hands on with our collection of flight clothing.

If you would like to concentrate on a specific angle or time period such as the role of women in aviation, or the tough decisions faced by Churchill at Dunkirk, please contact us. Up to 1 hour workshop, £60 per session

National Curriculum Links: History and DT


First World War Handling Collection 

Only 11 years after the first powered flight, aeroplanes took to the skies in the First World War. Students will build an historical enquiry around the use of this new technology and get hands-on with (or dressed up in) period flying clothing to discover stories of the brave men and women of the air forces. Up to 1 hour workshop, £60 per session

National Curriculum Links: History


Local History - Aviation in North London and Hertfordshire 

Explore the impact of aviation on your local areas. Companies such as Grahame-White, Handley Page and de Havilland were at the cutting edge of new technology and became major employers as the need for aircraft increased during the First and Second World Wars. Up to 1 hour workshop, £60 per session

National Curriculum Links: History - a local history study



All of our Key Stage 3 workshops:

- Are suitable for classes of up to 30 students

- Run Tuesday - Friday, 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.15pm and 1.15pm

Cancellation fees may apply - please see our FAQ page for details

If you would like to book any of these sessions, please use the online booking form.

Download the Secondary Schools Programme here.


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