Friday 5 June 2020
  • STEM
  • Ages 7-9 (KS2)
    Age 9-11 (KS2)

Get ready for take off!

Are you Team Vulcan or Team Spitfire? Put these two iconic aircraft to the test in our paper plane challenge! Download your paper plane templates below the video. 


Part of the Family Mission series series, presented by CBBC's Ben Shires, created during the UK lockdown in Spring 2020

Paper plane templates



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Explore Further

Poster image for Adventures in History: Grumpy and his Spitfire

Grumpy and his Spitfire

Find out why pilot George Unwin was given the nickname 'Grumpy' and find out how he achieved his dream of flying a Spitfire. 

American Air Museum Virtual Tour

Explore the American Air Museum and learn more about the aircraft on show in a new way with this virtual tour.
A Royal Air Force anniversary parade taking place directly outside Buckingham Palace. Columns of RAF personnel in blue uniform march from left to right. They are watched by fellow RAF personnel and British soldiers in the foreground and by a mixture of civilians and military personnel standing in front of the palace gates.
Battle of Britain Anniversary, 1943: RAF Parade at Buckingham Palace, 1943, by Charles Cundall.
Battle of Britain

7 Artworks Of The Battle Of Britain

As the Battle of Britain raged in the skies over Britain in the summer of 1940, a range of British artists were quick to record and interpret this vital event. Their work was commissioned or purchased by the War Artists Advisory Committee (WAAC), the body that oversaw the British official war art scheme of the Second World War.


Family Mission has been created with the generous support of Old Possum's Practical Trust