SCHOOLS

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN BY BOOKING ONE OF OUR SCHOOL SESSIONS.

Please contact bunker@hillingdon.gov.uk if you would like to book or find out more and in the meantime you can find lots of brilliant learning resources on our website, Facebook, Battle of Britain Bunker, Uxbridge and Twitter Page @BofBBunker

 

OUR SESSIONS

Our sessions support Second World War themes in the National Curriculum, as well as cross-curricular links, such as literature, art and design and maths.

HISTORY EXPLORERS

Students can discover what it was like to work in the Bunker by handling and learning from objects that were used in the Operations Room. Students are taught about life in the Bunker, and the different roles men and women would have had at the time. Working together in groups, students will select an object to focus on, and create a poster about it to bring back to school. 

Recommended for Key Stage 2.

Timing: 90 minutes including a 30-minute private tour of the Bunker

Curriculum links: History, English, Art and Design.

Cost: Hillingdon schools are £50.00 per session and non Hillingdon schools are £100.00 per session. SEND Schools are FREE.

 

UNDERGROUND HISTORY: THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN BUNKER

Our virtual offer uses multimedia resources to allow students to explore the history and significance of the Battle of Britain Bunker through four vital themes: Security, Tracking, Decision Making, and Intelligence Collecting. Students will gain a deeper understanding of how the battle was fought and discover the important role that the Bunker played during this time.

Recommended for Key Stage 2.

Timing: 80 minutes including a 20-minute virtual tour of the Bunker

Curriculum links: History and English.

Cost: Hillingdon and non Hillingdon schools £50.00 per session. SEND Schools are FREE.

All our sessions can be adapted to suit different age groups and needs. For furthers information about this please contact our Education Team at bunker@hillingdon.gov.uk

SELF-LED ACTIVITY TRAIL

Get the most out of your trip to the bunker by downloading our self-led activity trail. Our trail takes students through the visitor centre, helping them learn more about the Battle of Britain, and engage with objects from the Second World War.

THIS SELF-GUIDED TOUR IS DESIGNED FOR KEY STAGE 2 STUDENTS, AND SHOULD TAKE 30 TO 60 MINUTES.

Sessions can be created or adapted based on your class’s year group or learning ability. Please contact our Education Officer for more details.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

Our sessions support  Second World War themes in the National Curriculum, as well as cross-curricular links, such as literature, art and design and maths.

  • Sessions are available to book Monday to Friday.
    • Morning sessions are from 10am to 11.30am
    • Afternoon sessions are from 12.30pm to 2pm.
    • Lunch space is available from 11.30am to 12.30pm, but must be booked in advance.
    • Please note that our sessions only involve the Learning Centre and bunker tour. If you would like to visit the visitor centre, please allow for extra time outside of your booked session.
  • Maximum session size is 35 pupils.
    • There must be one teacher per group, and one adult per 10 pupils.
  • Each session involves one hour in the Learning Centre, followed by a half-hour private tour of the bunker.
  • self-led activity sheets for the visitor centre are available at the information desk, free of charge, no need to book in advance. (Activity takes 30 to 45 minutes).
  • Please note that the bunker has 76 stairs, and is therefore not accessible for everyone.
  • Risk assessment is available.