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Flixton Aviation Museum Trip

Flixton Aviation Museum

To finish our World War II history topic, we went to find out more about aviation in the local area during WWII. All three schools from our association visited the museum together. It was lovely to meet up with the other Year 3 and 4 classes and to share what we have learnt about the home front during WWII. 

During the visit the children completed a scavenger hunt based around the exhibits. This gave them the opportunity to visit each area of the museum and to explore some of the key exhibits.

The simulator area was a big hit with the children. They thoroughly enjoyed trying out the different flight simulators and landing a select of aircraft virtually.

The children also had the opportunity to explore some of the larger aircraft including the Vickers Valetta and the Sea Prince. They were especially fascinated by the Sea Prince and how it was used to detect submarines.

The museum also has an Anderson Shelter that what donated by a local family and rebuilt in the museum forming a hands-on exhibit. The children were able to sit inside giving them a taste of what it would have been like to use an Anderson Shelter during WWII.

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