The WWII Dakota flown by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, which led the recent Diamond Jubilee Flypast on Tuesday, will be providing a thrilling spectacle for the young pupils, teachers, workshop providers and, indeed, visitors to the Yorkshire Air Museum on Thursday 14th June. This is a great chance to see this superb aircraft as it swoops low over the historic site at Elvington.
North Yorkshire Business and Education Partnership (NYBEP) and the Yorkshire Air Museum are delighted to present – for the seventh year running! – FLIGHTPATH – an action-packed day of WW2 and Flight focused activities for nearly 200 Key Stage 2 learners (7 -11) from 6 York, North and East Yorkshire Primary Schools. Supported by Sheppee International, Pocklington Accountancy Ltd, The Patricia & Donald Shepherd Charitable Trust, Rolawn Ltd and William Birch and Sons Ltd, this exciting, evocative event takes place on Thursday 14 June 2012, in the unique and evocative atmosphere of the Yorkshire Air Museum from 10.00am until 3.00pm. ‘Albert Johnson from the Home Guard’ (aka Chris Cade, Platform 4 Theatre) will launch the day!
The learners will participate in a variety of themed workshops, covering many different curriculum areas. During the day each group will experience four different workshops, out of the sixteen workshops on offer, ending up with a Big Sing of favourite WWII songs in the T2 Hangar. Many learners and teachers will dress up in 1940’s style, adding to the Wartime atmosphere and all the children are issued with their Evacuee label!