Post-16 Learning Sessions

  • Investigating The Collections. Using a wealth of photographs and artefacts, including our First World War DH9 biplane, students will explore what life was like on the Western Front from conditions in the trenches to air warfare.

  • Learning in the Galleries. Students will learn more about the Normandy landings and consider the impact of this event on the men and women who took part.

  • Learning in the Galleries. Learn about the Battle of Britain including the men and women who served at RAF Duxford.

  • Investigating The Collections. In this hands-on activity students will learn about the parts of an aeroplane and the forces of flight, as they build a large replica of a First World War DH9 aeroplane.

  • In partnership with STEM Team East, and led by STEM Ambassadors from companies around the region, students take part in fun and challenging hands-on Science and Technology activities.

  • Investigating The Collections. In this hands-on activity students will learn about the forces of gravity, drag, thrust and lift, as they build a large a large scale model of a First World War de Havilland DH9 bomber.

  • Learning in the Galleries. Students handle a selection of artefacts and consider the advantage of guerrilla warfare over conventional tactics in this conflict, whilst touring some of the iconic aircraft that played a significant role in the Vietnam War.

  • A visit to IWM Duxford can support studies related to the First and Second World Wars, the Cold War, Vietnam, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as well as cross curricular subjects such as Transport.

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