Coopers Edge School pupils have won a national competition as part of the ‘Huge History Lesson’ organised by TES and the British Museum.

 

The pupils chose the Hawker Typhoon fighter aircraft as their historic ‘artefact’.  The aircraft was built by the Gloster Aircraft Company on the Brockworth site where their school now stands.  The children visited Gloucestershire Airport’s Jet Age Museum, where volunteers are building a Typhoon cockpit and met Peggy Fisher and Phyllis Gough, who built Typhoons in the 1940’s.  They created a nine minute film, which beat more than 100 entries from around the UK to win the prize, which included a VIP, ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour of the British Museum, where they met historian Dan Snow.

 

The museum’s strapline is ‘Preserving the past, inspiring the future’ and I think it is fair to say, we’ve achieved that with this project!  Many congratulations to the Coopers Edge team and our grateful thanks to the volunteers at Jet Age Museum, who made the project possible.

 

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