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Army Flying Museum – Family resources to help survive lockdown

They have added a whole load of fun and educational resources to their website which include templates to make your own glider, a word search, mask templates, colouring in sheets, etc. All of the information is in one place which you can see by clicking here .

They will be running a virtual Easter Egg Trail on our social media channels , from Wednesday 8th April to Easter Monday (13th April).

And are planning further competitions which will be advertised on their website and social media channels.

They are asking people to create their own Army Air Corps squadron badge, mighty kites or balloons using downloadable templates which can be found on the education resources page. These will eventually be put on display at the museum when they reopen to the public, but in the meantime they can be emailed to: outreach@armyflying.com

Their Outreach Officer, Dan Ball, is offering virtual outreach sessions which give groups the opportunity to see some usual objects and find out how Army flying has changed over the past 150 years. These 30 min sessions are ideal for Girl Guides, Scouts, Beavers, etc and are now available to book (using all popular videoconferencing methods) Contact:outreach@armyflying.com

Their Learning and Communities Officer is offering zoom sessions for pupils still attending school. Teachers can get in touch if they would like to their pupils to learn more about their collections. They just need to let them know the ages of the pupils and if they are interested in any particular aviation theme. Their Learning Officer can be contacted at:education@armyflying.com

They are also asking people to contribute to the Pilots on Parade community project by knitting a soldier – a pattern for which can be downloaded from the Outreach page. These will eventually form part of a community display in the museum, but in the meantime they are asking people to send in photographs of their creations which are being added to an online gallery. For details go to the Outreach page. Photographs can be sent to: outreach@armyflying.com