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Colindale Primary School Brings colour to the RAF Museum

Published on: 17 July 2017

The 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.
Museum Staff, with teachers and year 1 students from Colindale Primary School
The Museum is open to the public whilst re-landscaping and building work are active on site, so to brighten the place up, local schoolchildren from Colindale Primary School have designed a multicoloured banner that celebrates the aviation heritage of the area. The banner will be on display around the Museum as building works continue.

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.  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.
Maggie Appleton (CEO of the Museum, top row second left) with the staff and students of Colindale Primary School
Future activities with Colindale Primary School will include the publishing of blogs from the schoolchildren on the Museum’s website, STEM talks and tours of the developing site along with talks on safety.
Maggie Appleton, RAF Museum CEO: “As well as being a National Museum, we are proud to be a community museum with a local identity. The people and heritage of our area are an important part of the stories we share. It’s so heart-warming to see the young children of Colindale Primary School inspired by our collections and creating something that adds value to our site. We look forward to future projects with them.”

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The RAF Museum's Centenary Programme is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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