Amy Johnson Plane Making Workshop

Amy Johnson Plane Making Workshop (2 hours) by Jenny Lockyer

This International Women's Day, we commemorate Amy Johnson, the pioneering aviator who made history as the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. To inspire the next generation of aviation enthusiasts, we are offering a 2-hour workshop based on Amy Johnson and her plane, Jason.

This workshop experience is ideal for children in KS1 and 2 introduces the pioneering pilot, Amy Johnson, and her amazing adventures in aviation. Children can find out about the challenges Amy faced as she planned and then undertook her incredible solo flight to Australia in May1930. With Amy Johnson as our inspiration and significant person, children will explore the wonders of modern flight, stories of endurance and technological advancement in aviation and how a love of flying inspired this young woman to fly solo half way around the world.

A fun workshop guaranteed to spark the imagination of children dreaming about flying one day, fascilatated by Jenny Lockyer, who is an experienced workshop facilitator offering a range of heritage, engineering and arts inspired sessions full of creative activity to special and mainstream schools across the UK. 

Calling all engineer- come and help Amy Johnson complete her amazing adventures flying with her beloved plane, Jason. You will learn about Amy's stories, the principles of flight and be engaged in different activities, including making a plane model based on Jason to take home. A great activity for scout, beavers, rainbows, and brownies, who are working on their aviation/ Air Activities badges! 

Suitable for KS1, KS2. Best for budding aviators, pilots, and adventurers! Covered key National Curriculum topics like significant people, places of historic interest, transport, women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), Women in Engineering. Application of DT, art, numeracy, literacy, team work, decision making, fact finding, drama and role play.

All materials will be provided. 
Best for age 6-12.
Limited space!

Saturday 9 March 2024 - 2:00-4:00pm
Each participating Child: £12; £20 for 2 siblings.
Free for accompanying adult.

Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road
KT12 2PF