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Key Stage 1

Balsa Wood to Carbon Fibre Balsa Wood to Carbon Fibre

Please see the Planning Your Visit page for entrance and workshop prices

Should you wish to book more than one workshop, all three of these complement each other, as well as the free discovery trail below.

Balsa Wood to Carbon Fibre

Discover how everyday materials are used in aviation.

This hands - on workshop allows pupils to discover a range of everyday materials that are used in aviation, such as wood for propellers, or leather for flying jackets. Pupils will need to bend, snap, scratch, stretch and squash materials to discover how the properties of a material make it suitable for its particular purpose. Pupils will receive an investigation booklet to record their results.

Curriculum Links:

  • Science: Everyday materials
  • Design & Technology: Explore a range of existing products
Transport, from Past to Present Transport, from Past to Present

Guided Discovery Trail: Air Transport, from Past to Present

On this trail, be guided around the museum with a member of staff to look at how flight has changed our lives.

The guided discovery trail takes you through the museum and looks at how air transport has changed through time. This activity is charged at the same rate as a workshop, but can also be done as a part of a self-guided Discovery visit for a cheaper, more independent visit

For more information, speak to a member of our learning team when booking.

Curriculum Links:

  • Design & Technology: how technology has changed through time
  • International Primary Curriculum: Transport Up and Away
  • History: Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally: significant historical events, places and people within their locality.
Aircrew Artefacts and Equipment Aircrew Artefacts and Equipment

Aircrew Artefacts and Equipment

Discover what flying equipment can tell us about the development of flight.

This interactive session uses uniforms and equipment from different decades of the 20th Century to explain the history of flight from the pilot's point of view. Some may also get the chance to try them on!

 

Curriculum Links:

  • Design & Technology: to explore what characteristics and properties of the material or textile make it suitable for its purpose
  • PSHE: Develop empathy for life as part of the aircrew
  • History: Changes within living memory: significant historical events, places and people within their locality

The Pioneers of Flight

Discover the origins of flight.

From Da Vinci to the Wright brothers, this workshop will guide you through the process by which man found its wings. Pupils will also have the opportunity to reassemble and fly in a Wirght Flyer replica.

Curriculum Links:

  • History: Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

 

Outreach Sessions

For some of our sessions, we may be able to come to you. Costs start at £4.50 per child per workshop, with additional travel expenses at 45p per mile.

The minimum charge is for 20 children per session, with a maximum of 35.

Depending on availability, we may also be able to run two classes of workshops simultaneously. Please enquire for more details via fleetairarm.learning@nmrn.org.uk.

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