Students are challenged to build a functioning aircraft from card working alongside engineers from the Aviation industry, while exploring the history and future of aviation. Aeroplanes then fly using miniature radio controlled flight units. There is an option to stage an end of day air-show as part of the round up for a STEM day in school.


Aviation workshops, explore themes such as:

  • Aviation history
  • Bristol's aviation heritage
  • Science of flight
  • Future of flight
  • Design and build - construction principles and skills
  • Flying and presentation
  • Teamwork



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Fantastic Flight - for Key Stage 2 and 3 

Workshop are held in school. A large hall for all or part of the day is required

What happens?

  1. A team of engineers( apprentices, graduate recruits and those into their career) from variety of industries arrive 30 minutes before the start for briefing from our staff/ your staff
  2. Pupils meet the engineers -  dividing up into teams - four students per team. Finding out about the world of work
  3. Whistle stop tour of Bristol's aviation heritage and general history of flight with interactive demonstrations ( Students throwing and catching replicas of the earliest gliders) Followed by discussion about the future of aviation
  4. Teams build a glider. They run it through a series of flight tests, engineering improvements before each test. This ends with re-trimming the air craft for stunt flights!
  5. Option to go further. Formation flying - Converting gliders for powered radio controlled flight. This can be done as an airshow for parents after school in which pupils communicate their learning

Includes pre and post learning materials and resources and options for building non-flying models from our aviation history kits to create a timeline of aviation.

30 to 90 pupils with half day and full day options

Costs

Through sponsorship* from industry partners we aim to provide a day workshop for less than £600 for 30 pupils / £850 for 60 pupils / £1000 for 90 pupils

* Business sponsors are available in Bristol and North Somerset to dramatically reduce these costs for schools in these regions. My Future My Choice can explore options with business partners in your region.

Cost will vary with numbers and choose of workshops. Contact us to discuss your requirements and the availability of sponsors

Aviation Day for Key Stage 3 and 4

Workshop are held in school. A large hall for all or part of the day is required

What happens?

  1. A team of engineers( apprentices, graduate recruits and those into their career) from variety of industries arrive 30 minutes before the start for briefing from our staff/ your staff
  2. Students meet the engineers -  dividing up into teams - four students per team. Explore routes into engineering.
  3. Demonstrations of scientific principles.
  4. Whistle stop tour of Bristol's aviation heritage and general history of flight with interactive demonstrations ( Students throwing and catching replicas of the earliest gliders) Followed by discussion about the future of aviation
  5. Teams build a glider to understand materials and glues. They run it through a series of flight tests, engineering improvements before each test. This ends with re-trimming the aircraft for stunt flights!
  6. Design and build a unique aircraft - has to be able to fit the RC flight unit and follow the basic principles but anything goes. Option to design and build for speed, altitude or heavy lift
  7. Students stage an after school air-show to parents/ younger students/They fly all the aircraft made then match up aircraft for formation flying
  8. Students present a 'thrills and spills' airshow as well as their design ideas in a competition to prove their understanding of aviation, and the quality of their engineering
  9. Parents get introduced to the engineer who mentored their child - this has big impact on some families perception of engineering as a possible future

Up to 60 pupils a day 

Costs

Through sponsorship* from industry partners we aim to provide a day workshop for less than £1050 for up to 60 students

* Business sponsors are available in Bristol and North Somerset to dramatically reduce these costs for schools in these regions. My Future My Choice can explore options with business partners in other regions.

Cost will vary with numbers and choose of workshops. Contact us to discuss your requirements and the availability of sponsors


"Thank you for the fantastic experience you provided at Chew Valley School.  The students (and staff!) had an absolutely brilliant time with your volunteers and got a huge amount of enjoyment...and learning... out of the day.  You've helped to provide a lot of inspiration for the pupils involved and the school is extremely grateful. Many thanks for the link to the photo blog.  The enjoyment of the day shines through their faces."

Mark Mallet, Head Teacher Chew Valley School, Somerset