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Colindale Primary School Students Get A Lesson in Safety

Published on: 03 October 2017

The RAF Museum's RAF Centenary Programme logoThe RAF Museum is currently undergoing a multi-million pound transformation supported by National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund to celebrate and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the RAF next year.

As part of the initiative to reflect the local community in our RAF Centenary Programme, we have partnered up with Colindale Primary School with a series of initiatives that aim to bring the two organisations closer together while also engaging the surrounding area.   

In June, the school created a colourful banner to brighten up the Museum while building work is taking place. This week the children visited the site to learn about safety on building sites, first hand from our construction company SDC.Mick Bunday, Assistant Site Manager of SDC, with teacher and children with Colindale Primary School
All 90 children from Year One of Colindale Primary School put on their hi-vis jackets and hard hats for a visit to the work site at the Museum. Here they learnt about the 5 points of personal protection, how to spot safety hazards and how to recognise a digger!

Colindale Primary School is an official partner in the Museum’s RAF Centenary Programme which will in 2018 welcome visitors to a new green heart of the community, reflecting the historic RAF Hendon airfield.  
Rebecca Dalley, Centenary Programme Manager, explaining to our young visitors where our Marine Craft Collection will go
New, innovative galleries will explore the first 100 years of the RAF, its roles today and entice visitors to imagine its future contribution and technology.  Plus, a new digital sharing project will promote conversation with a global audience and help connect people to the RAF story, sharing information onsite and online.
A potential future engineer trying on a safety helmet for size
Sarah Castle, Learning Partnerships Manager: “We really value our relationship with Colindale Primary School and it was a pleasure to invite Year One to the Museum to learn about safety. The RAF Centenary is going to be a once in a lifetime event, so it’s wonderful to be able to share experiences like this with the younger generation.”
Year One Students of Colindale Primary School, giving their opinion of their visit

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