Learning opportunities for young people
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome can host a wide range of curriculum opportunities. We are happy to discuss with you your needs. For further information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Site visits by staff are welcome by appointment. Please contact email@example.com
Fees and Booking process
All students are charged a flat rate of £2 each when booked in advance. Tours are £1 each, available when booked in advance. All group leaders are admitted free, when booked in advance. We are happy to discuss how many leaders per student we require, as defined by the age of the students you are bringing.
A hazard sheet is available on request, but Group leaders are required to make their own Risk Assessment before arrival.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details or to make a booking.
Recommended curriculum themes include:
KS1-3 A local history study
KS1 Significant historical events, people and placed in your own locality.
The lives of significant individuals in the past, who have contributed to national and international achievements.
KS2 A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ knowledge beyond 1066
KS1-2 Understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units
KS1-2 Identify and name a variety of everyday materials.
Describe the simple physical properties of everyday materials.
KS2 Identify the effects of air resistance
Expert-Led School Visits
At £1 per student, our expert-led visits combine inspiring guided tours with appropriate learning experience. Many of our guides can be in period clothing to add authenticity, support immersive learning and encourage questions. Tours are tailored to the needs and specific interests of the visitors, they are not “one size fits all”!
Please note – our hangars, housing our valuable collection of reproduction vintage aircraft, are only available for viewing by groups accompanied by aerodrome staff.
Leaders are welcome to a free site visit by appointment (admit 2) to devise their own tour, tailored to suit the age and specific needs of their group. A sample worksheet may be available, but we recommend staff generate their own based upon a prior visit.
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is eager to talk to you about your partnership project. We welcome STEM, Aeronautical, Historical and Curatorial projects. We welcome partnership working - a great example is Project Lanoe.
A grant of almost £10,000 was awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to Colchester Institute's Construction, Engineering and Digital Media students to design and build a faithful reproduction 1917-style ‘Rocking Nacelle’ simulator complete with 21st Century VR and integrated electronics.
Read our news story to discover more about Project Lanoe.
Tracing Your RFC/RNAS/RAF Relatives
05.05.18 - 05.05.18
A monthly activity day at Stow Maries for 8-14 year olds to explore and enjoy a variety of activities linked by the theme of ‘flight’! From simple paper planes to building a series of ‘build and fly’ models, from creating gliders and rockets
20.05.18 - 20.05.18
It's Back! After its hugely successful debut, we welcome all and sundry to celebrate all that is good on the air and the ground.
On Tuesday 13th February at 10.00 pm. Channel 5 Select will show a film, which features the Owls at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome.
It can be viewed on Freeview 54; Freesat 133; Sky...
It was wonderful to welcome The Duke of Gloucester to our World War 1 Aerodrome near Maldon last week. He was genuinely interested in the work of our fantastic volunteers – who toiled...