IWM Duxford project aims to instil engineering skills in younger people

There is plenty on offer for youngsters over the Easter break.

There is plenty on offer for youngsters over the Easter break. - Credit: Archant

A project put on by IWM Duxford aims to instil technical and engineering skills in young people.

Partners in Flight is the latest brainchild of the department of learning at IWM Duxford, which sees primary and middle schools across the east of England getting involved in science, technology, engineering and maths sessions.

Students will also be able to have a go at building a large-scale model of the the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, one of the most iconic American aircraft of the Second World War.

The museum is also pulling out all the stops over the Easter holidays to put their Lancaster aircraft in the spotlight for visiting families.

Activities – which take place daily until Sunday, April 12 – include a series of lively talks on the story of 617 Squadron, RAF Bomber Command, and the creation of the ‘Dambusters’ bouncing bomb.

Visitors will also have the chance to try on uniform worn by young men who flew in the Lancaster bombers and take a look at original aircraft equipment which will be on display.

For more information about the schools project and all Easter events visit the website at www.iwm.org.uk.