In 2017, we delivered a free, week-long, Learning Festival for local schools and families. Our staff and volunteers worked hard to put on a full and exciting programme of workshops and activities. During the event we offered, among other things, interactive guided tours of Kenley airfield, artefact handling workshops, propaganda poster making workshops, performances by nationally renowned re-enactors, and the chance to go in both a replica spitfire and our old air man's shelter.
We were joined by over 850 children, from 8 different local schools, and helped by 27 volunteers, who made the event a huge success.
97% of teachers’ answers were Excellent or Good overall in response to questions about organisation and planning; relevance of topics and themes covered, resources and communications, with all teachers agreeing that ‘The overall experience for our pupils and adults was enjoyable and inspiring.’
Quotes from the week:
I normally find school boring and don't try, but this is really fun! - Year 9 pupil, The Warwick School
One of the best run projects that I've ever been involved with. - Phil Bonwick (Volunteer Tour Guide)
It’s great that everything’s free, even the transport, as children that often don’t get to come on trips have been able to this time. - Mrs Gray (Head of Science), The Warwick School