IWCEP - Cultural Education Partnership Ident - Teal, Pink and Fern
Fulfilling the creative potential of young people on the Isle of Wight

Communication

  • Facilitator Led
  • Innovation, WWI & WWII
  • Key stage 2, Key stage 3

What to expect

Could you be a code maker and breaker? A tour of the museum will enable pupils to see various instances of codes being used, e.g. on the plotting table, silhouettes of enemy and friendly planes in WWII, morse code, live flight tracker codes. Our large field will be used by pupils to learn semaphore, and send and receive messages. They will look at examples of code, looking for patterns and clues to help them break the code. An important skill they will take away with them is how to signal ‘Help” in morse code using a light, or something to make a sound. All of the above will involve pupils in scientific investigation, problem solving, reasoning, making connections, and reporting.

 

About the Wight Aviation Museum

Wight Aviation Museum (WAM) is a charitable trust located in a hangar at Sandown airport.  Its purpose is to advance the education of the public and schoolchildren in the history of aviation and its related components through the provision of educational activities both in the museum and in schools, with a focus on the Isle of Wight. The activities are designed by the museum’s education team, that between them have 35 years’ experience in teaching. Each workshop can be tailored to suit the visiting school’s needs. Displays include information about The Black Arrow rocket, The Princess Flying Boat, The Skeeter Helicopter, the Islander, CC7 hovercraft, and the Spitfire.

 

Key information

Level: Key stage 2 and 3

Open for Schools: year round by prior arrangement.

Pupil numbers: 32 (max)

Cost: £2/pupil

 

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