LEARNING

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

Sessions are designed to highlight the importance of the bunker within the Battle of Britain and the Second World War, and to further engage students with our collection.

The Battle of Britain Bunker offers free school sessions, Monday to Friday. All school sessions include a 60 minute activity in our Learning Centre, followed by a 30 minute private tour of the bunker. Classes are welcome to explore the centre before or after their booked session, and can complete our self-led activity trail.

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

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 LOWER KEY STAGE 2.

THE DOWDING SYSTEM

In this session students learn about The Dowding System, the RAF’s air defence system that controlled the Battle of Britain. Working together in groups, students are given a role within the RAF, and have to work together to solve problems and make decisions, and see the results of the battle played out.

RECOMMENDED FOR UPPER KEY STAGE 2.

NEWSFLASH: THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

Students develop their writing and presenting skills while learning about the Battle of Britain. Through a multimedia presentation, handling objects, and museum resources, students work together to write and record their own radio broadcast about the Battle of Britain.

RECOMMENDED FOR UPPER KEY STAGE 2.

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.
  • All education sessions are free of charge.
  • 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.

BOOK NOW

Request Lunch Space (Available from 11.30am to 12.30pm)*

Requested Session

Consent*

If you require further information, please contact Kate Rockhold – Education Officer via email:

bunker@hilllingdon.gov.uk