During 2010, BAC 100 will be running and promoting aviation-themed activities suitable for schools.
The story of the Bristol Aeroplane Company and its associated companies can be related to topics across the curriculum. The following gives an outline of possibilities.
Curriculum links at KS1 and KS2
Curriculum links at KS3 and KS4
The Bristol Aero Collection
The Bristol Aero Collection at Kemble runs activities for schools. The education section of the Bristol Aero Collection website provides information on pre-arranged visits for school and youth groups to the museum, loan resources and talks. It also has an activity zone with puzzles, quizzes, colouring sheets and templates for foam gliders. Contact Dave Hall, Education Officer, for further details: Mobile: 07890-652911 email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The education section of the Rolls-Royce website includes downloadable resources for schools and details of outreach activities in the Bristol area. The Rolls-Royce FanTastic Challenge is a competition between Bristol schools to design and make the fastest, most efficient and most powerful electrically driven fan powered vehicles.
The Schools Liaison initiative at Airbus supports primary and secondary schools, as well as local colleges, by organising and overseeing events ranging from site visits to the hugely successful Flying Start Challenge. Contact Becky Hutchinson (Rebecca.email@example.com tel: 0117 9364833) for further details.
The British Model Flying Association is the body delegated by the Royal Aero Club to be responsible for all aspects of model flying in Great Britain. This includes producing an Education Programme Teacher's Guide.
John Stennard, a recognised authority on indoor electric radio-controlled flying, has made a scale model Boxkite which you can watch on You Tube. John can give talks and displays about model aircraft or set up model-making projects in schools. Contact him direct by email if you are interested in involving him with your school.
The interactive exhibits at At-Bristol on Harbourside include the Flight Zone. Activities for schools include the new High Flyers programme linked to the Launch It! exhibit.