On Friday 30th June a small group of Year 6 pupils attended the Cool Aeronautics 2017 event at the Jet Age Museum in Gloucester.
The day was broken into a succession of fast moving talks, events and activities aimed at introducing children to aviation and engineering. During the morning, children learned about the history of flight and Gloucestershire’s long association with aeronautics. They t
hen toured the museum and enjoyed sitting in the cockpits of a Hawker Hunter fighter and Hawker Siddeley Trident airliner.
Across the afternoon, the group participated in a series of hands-on tasks. The undoubted highlight of these was the construction challenge organised by Safran Landing Systems. Despite being considerably outnumbered by children from other schools, Jessica Paginton, Sophie Paginton, Jacob Lutton and Niamh Brady produced easily the day’s quickest time (12 seconds) for assembling a replica of an Airbus liner’s landing gear.
All of the children enjoyed a fantastic day of learning at Cool Aeronautics and returned to school laden with their jelly bean prizes from Safran Landing Systems!