Year 9 students went to IMW Duxford yesterday for an enriching ELD experience to learn more about role of aircraft in twentieth century British and European history. Students had the opportunity to learn more about Duxford’s role during the Battle of Britain as a vital airfield to repel Luftwaffe attacks, and witnessed a re-enactment of the wartime operations room in action. They were then able to explore the wartime aircraft and learn more about the observation stations, wartime emergency services and shelters that kept British civilians safe. Additionally, students learnt about the American involvement in Europe in the later part of the twentieth century with an introduction to the Cold War and exploring the bombers and spy planes that were stationed and used by the American Air Force. Finally, students were able to engage with a range of STEM content, including the principles of flight, aviation technology and a tour around Concorde.
It was a wonderful opportunity for the year group to expand their knowledge and appreciation of both their History and STEM disciplines and we hope that they enjoyed the day.
Miss A Constable