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School Resources

The Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary Logo

STEM Stories

The RAF Museum’s writer in residence – children’s author Tom Palmer – has collaborated with the RAF Youth and STEM Team to write two short stories set in the Second World War. Based around famous inventions and their innovators during the wartime period, both stories are accompanied by STEM activities written by the RAF Museum.

The Letter (pdf 328kb)
Miss Shilling’s Guide to Problem Solving (pdf 324kb)

The Spitfire Fund Story

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

Join Yusra, Lily and Danny on their amazing adventures which will be revealed – one chapter at a time – between 29 April and 7 May 2020.

Reading comprehension activities and writing challenges accompany each chapter. Written for children aged 7+.
  1. Chapter One (pdf 2,139kb) and Chapter One Activity (pdf 243kb)
  2. Chapter Two (pdf 2,372kb) and Chapter Two Activity (pdf 341kb)
  3. Chapter Three (pdf 2,369kb) and Chapter Three Activity (pdf 181kb)
  4. Chapter Four (pdf 2,027kb) and Chapter Four Activity (pdf 479kb)
  5. Chapter Five (pdf 2511Kb) and Chapter Five Activity (pdf 348kb)

The Spitfire Fund

For more resources, check out our Numeracy and Literacy boosters.

Downloadable Resources for Museum Visits

A selection of resources are available to download for free which will support your visit to the Museum. These can be used as part of a pre/post visit session, or used during your visit.

We have created a free downloadable trail for schools to explore the National Cold War Exhibition! It is aimed at Key Stage 3 & Key Stage 4 students.

National Cold War Exhibition Trail - (53kb)

National Cold War Exhibition Answers (55kb)

We have created a free downloadable trail for schools to explore Hangar 1! It is aimed at Key Stage Two to Key Stage Four students.

Hangar 1 Trail (70kb)

Hangar 1 Trail Answers (78kb)