Battle of Britain airfield to stage week-long Learning Festival

Impressive sight: a WW2 Hurricane, the kind of fighter which was based at RAF Kenley in 1940, and which will feature in this Sunday's commemoration fly-past

A WWII Hurricane, the kind of fighter which was based at the then RAF Kenley during the Battle of Britain in 1940

Local schools are being invited to take part in the first Learning Festival being staged this June at the former RAF Battle of Britain base at Kenley.

Kenley Revival, the Heritage Lottery-funded group which is curating and caring for what is possibly the last remaining air base from World War II with its runways intact, is staging five days of “engaging STEM and history activities on the airfield”.

Those participating in the events, to be staged from June 26 to 30, can expect:

  • Replica aircraft
  • Re-enactment performances
  • STEM workshops and competitions
  • WWII tours and handling sessions
  • WWII poster workshop
  • Forest skills activities and workshops
  • WWII exhibition

The full programme has yet to be finalised.

Teachers and youth workers can express an interest and obtain more information by visiting the Kenley Revival website here.

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