A Spitfire flypast will provide a fantastic highlight for pupils taking part in the FlightPATH education activity day at the Yorkshire Air Museum on Thursday 10th June. We are delighted that the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight have once again lent their support to this fantastic day of workshops, activities and fun for the 350 pupils taking part. The event will give the pupils a chance to absorb the ‘Dunkirk ‘ spirit, as we mark this 70th Anniversary of the evacuation of British troops from France and the epic battle of the skies that followed, allowing the children to learn how this phrase became embedded in our language and culture.
Chris Cade, from Platform 4 Theatre, in the guise of ‘Albert Johnson’ of the Home Guard, recently returned from assisting with the evacuation, will open the event in style!
The event is organised in conjunction with North Yorkshire Business & Education Partnership, and Wendy Taylor, STEM Adviser, comments: “Now in its fifth year, FlightPATH continues to go from strength to strength with even more WWII, Flight, Aviation and Conservation focused workshops than ever! We are thrilled with the fantastic contribution of partners from the regional business and museum community who are bringing the curriculum alive for pupils.”
Ian Reed, Museum Director, commented: FlightPATH instantly established itself as a sought after educational activity day, fulfilling an obvious need for schools in the area. It is very valuable for children to enjoy a day of learning outside the classroom and the activities provided within the safe, but stimulating atmosphere of the Yorkshire Air Museum will create an enjoyable learning experience as the previous four years have shown. The event is also appreciated by our visitors, who will enjoy the spectacle of the flypast and the air of excitement and colour that the day brings.” (Note: the Yorkshire Air Museum is one of only a few in the region to hold the Learning Outside the Clasroom Quality Badge.)
Workshop contributors include: the National Railway Museum, York Archaeological Trust, Yorvik, World of James Herriot, the Aviation Academy (Leeds / Bradford Airport), AMJT Garden Services, Inchpunch Design and Communication, Butterfly Conservation, the Quilt Museum, Natural England, North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Yorkshire Air Museum and NYBEP. Our thanks to them for their support of this fantastic event.
FlightPATH commences at 10 am and will end at 3pm in rousing style with the ‘BIG SING!’ of wartime favourites in the main hangar.