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The American Air Museum invites teachers to summer residency

Date Posted: 10/12/2013

The American Air Museum, based at IWM Duxford in Cambridgeshire, is inviting teachers to apply for its 2014 summer residency programme, running from 31st July to 14th August.

Applications are welcome from teachers at secondary schools with responsibility for delivering World War Two history lessons; however, the residency programme is also relevant for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teachers.

The programme includes exclusive educational tours and lectures, at sites of historical significance in the local area as well as at the museum itself. School trip organisers will hear from Northrop Grumman, museum professionals and also war veterans.

Visits and talks as part of the Summer Residency:

•    Behind the scenes with IWM Duxford’s Conservation Department.
•    Bletchley Park, the centre of code breaking during World War Two.
•    Touring the Cambridge American Cemetery at Madingley.
•    A visit to RAF Waddington.

There will also be master classes on aircraft and how to teach students about the Holocaust using objects from the museum’s collection.

Participation in the American Air Museum Summer Residency programme is subsidised.  The majority of expenses, including accommodation, meals, transport to IWM Duxford, field trips and educational resources are free of charge. 

In return, teachers will need to commit to carrying out a project with your school group. You will also be asked to submit a report reflecting on your experience of the programme.

To apply, you should submit a CV, a short statement (no more than one page) outlining your interest in taking part and a letter of support from your head of department, indicating that you have the support of your school to participate. The closing date for applications is 30th January.

For further school trip information contact: (Suzie Harrison)

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