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C-47 Dakota

 

Tour/Drama

Twilight Session.

Are you a school teacher looking for something different for your “local history” topic? Then why not come to  our Twilight Session to find out more.

Date:          Tuesday 30th April 2019

Venue:       Metheringham Airfield,

      The Visitor Centre, Westmoor Farm

      Martin Moor, Metheringham, Lincoln,

      LN4 3WF

Time:         4pm start until 6pm

Our previous programme of education was received well, and we are now looking to develop our activities further, from 2019 onwards.  In this year, the 80th anniversary of the beginning of World War 2, MAVC can play a large part in the delivery of a World War 2 project, as well as your local-history topic.  Our theme this year is ‘Put yourself in their shoes,’ in which we focus on individual stories of the personnel involved at Metheringham Airfield, during the war.  We also plan to develop our activities to link to a wider range of subjects in the curriculum.

At the twilight session, we would like your views on our new workshops, which will include the following:

·         A chance to ‘step inside’ an original World War 2 Dakota aeroplane (a unique experience for this area).

·         Air-raid shelter experience activity.

·         Handle artefacts and dress in original World War 2 clothing.

·         Evaluate our new session of drama, which re-enacts John Sargeant’s secret rescue story entitled “Just another night out”.

Experience the air-raid shelter

 

Try authentic clothing

Flying Jacket
Our initial twilight session will, therefore, give you a chance to gain an interactive experience of these workshops. We would then like to work closely with you to help us to develop our activities further; ensuring that we meet your needs and the wider curriculum.  For all those schools attending, we are offering a prize draw with a chance to win a book voucher for your school to the value of £30. We will also be providing light refreshments during the evenings.  We look forward to welcoming you to Metheringham Airfield.  We have limited places available for this event so booking is essential.  For further details and to book your place please contact: Gill Matheson at education.mavc@gmail.com.

A request for Volunteers, to support Learning.

We are looking for Learning volunteers to be available for the training sessions that take place prior to the start of the season. We take bookings from schools all year round, but may also offer specific dates when we know learning volunteers are available. We are also keen for volunteers to be involved in the development of the school-sessions and welcome new ideas.

We are particularly interested in hearing from you if you have worked in schools or with children in the past.
We give full training in the subject-matter but an interest in history, drama, World War 2 and the Royal Airforce would be an advantage.

How to apply:
Please send your CV to our Learning Team at education.mavc@gmail.com
If you have any questions about this voluntary role, please phone Caterina Scott on 07789860064

For full details of the post(s), please view the attached document (.PDF)

A request for donations – Authentic WWII uniform.

The museum is developing it educational offer to schools for the start of the 2019 season. To help the children’s visit be even more immersive we would like to provide them with a few original World War 2 uniforms to wear during one of our new sessions.

We would like: flying jackets, flying boots, leather flying helmets, goggles, formal headwear and jackets (both male and female) with any insignia, especially brevets, on them. We ask that your donation be of good quality and be given with the understanding that they will be handled and worn by children during our educational sessions.

If you want to know more about our educational sessions or feel you can help our learning team in this or any other way, please get in touch using the contact us page.  To enable us to direct your enquiry to the correct person, please put the term “LEARNING DONATION” in the subject box. Thank you.

A world where RAF Metheringham is never forgotten.

Ensuring future generations are aware of the history of RAF Metheringham is very important to us. We therefore warmly welcome school visits to our museum.

What makes our school visits special?

Experience the unique atmosphere of a real war-time airfield.

Engage the children in our exciting activities.

Learn from our experienced volunteers.

We reveal the story of RAF Metheringham.

Plan Your Visit

Choose from a variety of activities:

  • Have a lesson inside our vintage Dakota aircraft
  • Be war-time detectives – handle real artefacts
  • Learn about the brave Lancaster Bomber crews
  • Experience an air-raid in our original shelters
  • Lunch in our street party atmosphere

Want to find out more?

Please complete the enquiries form on the Contact Us page.

Risk Assessment Form

Please see attached our assessment form. This is a guideline, designed to aid visiting teachers in completing their own risk assessment forms. Teachers are advised to carry out a preliminary visit in advance of their school trip in order to conduct their own risk assessment.

 

Please download our Risk Assessment Form:

Risk Assessment METHERINGHAM