School children help launch STEM project at Duxford

Date Posted: 10/03/2015

IWM Duxford has launched a new STEM learning project by building a large-scale model of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress in the entrance to the American Air Museum.

Partners in Flight is a new project for Primary and Middle schools in the east of England, run by the Department for Learning at IWM Duxford.

Supported by Boeing, the project adds to Duxford’s portfolio of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) learning sessions.

Children from Harston and Newton Community Primary School helped to build the large-scale model of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress from its component parts.

Lisa Murphy, head teacher at Harston and Newton Community Primary School said: “It was fantastic to be part of the inaugural building of the B-29 Superfortress. The children have been very excited and can already see how it would be useful in their learning.”

For more information visit www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford.

Photo credit: Rupert Hartley.
 

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