Learning

Schools

We look forward to receiving your school group to the museum and inspiring your students. Don’t miss our brand-new school offers and resources:

New for 2020: Book your place on our KS2 workshop to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The Heroes of Biggin Hill is an hour-long session looking at remarkable individuals whose bravery and actions helped keep the airfield in operation during the Summer and Autumn of 1940. The session includes object handling using authentic items from our collection.

New for 2020: Our Discovery Boxes contain a range of artefacts, books and letters along with activity ideas that relate to the people and jobs carried out at RAF Biggin Hill and the surrounding area during the Battle of Britain and the Second World War. You can borrow Discovery Boxes to use in your classroom for a half term period. Boxes need to be collected and dropped off at the museum.

New for 2020:  15-minute assembly sessions, focusing on the Battle of Britain. 

New for 2020: Free taster sessions at your school (30 to 45 minutes) which include object handling, subject to availability.

New for 2020: Writing Home, our free 2-week cross-curricular scheme of work based on real letters from our archives. (See below)

Email i.hood@bhmm.org.uk for more information about any of the above and for further information about how we can help you deliver meaningful learning experiences for your pupils during the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain this year.

School visits to the museum include a self-guided tour with our special discovery tablets as well as an interactive workshop. (Click on Primary school sessions for details.) Visits are held between 10.30am and 1.30pm every day except Monday, Saturday and Sunday. Each visit costs £3 per pupil, with a minimum fee per class of £70.  Accompanying teachers are free.

We offer free pre-booked teacher orientation visits once your school booking is confirmed. For more details and to book, click on the link below, fill out the form and send it to our Access and Learning Officer Isobel Hood on i.hood@bhmm.org.uk.

School Booking Form

We created this social story for youngsters with special educational needs so that they know what to expect when they visit the museum.

Feedback from teachers:

“We had a fabulous day! The children had a great experience – full of enrichment and deepening of their knowledge. Thanks so much for your hospitality!”

“The workshop we took part in was excellent. Isobel was very knowledgeable and delivered the content in an engaging way. The class loved the objects and it was lovely that they did their own presentations.”

“We really enjoyed it. It was brilliant that the speaker [Geoff Greensmith] went to our school.”

See below to access our free Writing Home resource, a ten-session scheme of work for Upper Key Stage 2 involving primary resources from our extensive letter collection. Click on ‘resources’ for more information.

School pupils hard at work in the museum gallery during a recent visit. All school sessions include a self-guided tour with our interactive ‘discovery tablet’.