Redwood Class visit to RAF Hendon

6th December 2016

On Tuesday, Y6 went to RAF Hendon where they viewed a wide range of aircraft that had been used throughout World War One, World War Two and in fact subsequent wars. The children were enthralled by the sheer size of some of the aircraft and they were also able to get up close and even explore the interior of some of the aircraft in the museum. All of the children then participated in a ‘First World War Handling Workshop’ during which they learnt about the way in which airplanes were used during WW1. The children learnt about the vital role that reconnaissance missions played. The children were also provided with the opportunity to dress up in some RAF uniforms that had been worn by pilots and members of the RAF during World War One. The children learnt about why some of the uniforms differed in style and appearance and we all agreed that they looked very smart! We had a very enjoyable day and we would like to take this opportunity to thank Hillingdon Community Transport and Mr Hancock for driving the minibuses and ensuring our safe travel to and from the museum.