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Fulfilling the creative potential of young people on the Isle of Wight

Local Study: Rocket Island

  • Facilitator Led
  • Innovation, Local Study
  • Key stage 1, Key stage 2

What to expect

Come and see a full-size replica of the famous Black Arrow rocket and have hands on experience of smaller models. Discuss what you NEED to take on a rocket and why, covering life processes from the science NC, then discuss what one thing they would like to take and why. A tour of the museum will enable pupils to identify the various rockets made and tested on the island, and the satellite carried up into space by a rocket from the Isle of Wight. Stomp rockets will introduce pupils to working scientifically, looking at the forces affecting a rocket during lift off, and collecting various data from the flights of the rockets.


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 1 and 2

Open for Schools: year round by prior arrangement.

Pupil numbers: 32 (max)

Cost: £2/pupil


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