Special Events for Schools

RAF Satellite ChallengeRAF Youth and STEM logo

The RAF Museum London is proud to be hosting the free RAF Satellite Challenge sponsored by RAF Youth and STEM.

Satellite suspended in First to the Future exhibition

On Wednesday 4 May and Thursday 5 May 2022, we will invite three schools to the RAF Museum to explore the science behind satellites and devise their own solutions to help bring a satellite safely back to Earth from space. Classes will be competing in small groups to design and build satellite solutions to protect from the heat of re-entry, slow a satellite down through the air, and bring it to a safe landing.

We will be investigating:
Heat and Temperature
Insulation
Forces and Air Resistance

All activities will be hands-on and will involve teamwork and problem solving.

Please note that the RAF Satellite Challenge is open to state schools only.

On each day we welcome three schools with a maximum of 30 places available per school. Applications must be received by 9.00am on Monday 11 April 2022. We will then randomly draw booking forms to assign spaces.

Bookings for the Satellite challenge will open week commencing Monday 14 March. If you would be interested in attending a future event then you can sign up to our email Newsletter and mailing list by sending an email to learning-london@rafmuseum.org

RAF Year 6 STEM Day RAF Youth and STEM logo

The RAF Museum London is proud to be hosting our free Year 6 STEM Days sponsored by RAF Youth and STEM. On Wednesday 16 November and Thursday 17 November 2022, we will invite three schools to the RAF Museum for an exciting day that will get your students taking part in some great STEM activities and exploring our incredible museum.

School children working together to build an aeroplane wing structure

All activities are hands-on and encourage teamwork and problem solving, as well as exploring STEM topics in an immersive environment.

Activities for our previous STEM Days have included:

Wing Building Challenge – Your students will work in teams to construct an aeroplane wing using only rigid newspaper sticks from our stixx machines and cable ties. They will then go through a rigorous strength test to see which team can build the strongest wing.

Morse Coding – Using BBC Microbits, your students will make code for digital devices that will transmit and receive Morse Code messages.

RAF Museum Hunt – Explore our amazing museum to search for answers in our STEM-based RAF Museum treasure hunt.

On each day we welcome three schools with a maximum of 30 places available per school. Dates will be released with a set application period followed by a random draw to select our attending schools.

Please note that the free Year 6 STEM Day is open to state schools only.

If you would be interested in attending a future event then you can sign up to our email newsletter and mailing list by sending an email to learning-london@rafmuseum.org