Saturday 25 June 2022

Armed Forces Day

Learning Resources

There are lots of pre-existing educational resources available for schools and parents on the topic of the Armed Forces, past and present. We’ve compiled a selection of website links and downloadable resources suitable for students of all ages. Explore the history of our Armed Forces, take part in digital tours and revel in real-life training.

Click the links below to find out more.

Science and engineering:

  • Take part in the British Army’s real-life training. From fighting cyber security to army training and catching the hacker.

https://apply.army.mod.uk/base/lessons

  • Complete Cadet Command tasks, like creating lego models, cardboard bridges and a challenging blindfolded task.

https://combinedcadetforce.org.uk/schools-area/resource-centre/crossing-the-void

  • Explore the science behind parachutes, crack Morse Code and take part in a jungle survival quiz.

https://www.nam.ac.uk/schools/learning-resources?ages=All&type=All&level=All&page=

History:

  • Find out more about the history of the Royal Navy, including a sailor’s food rations and uniform.

https://www.nmrn.org.uk/learning/schools-and-teachers/resources

  • Learn about key events, like The Battle of Britain and WW2.

https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/group-visits.aspx

  • Read stories from the past.

https://www.rafstories.org/

  • Teach the importance of remembrance, using resources like videos, fact files, music and books.

https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance/teaching-remembrance

  • Enjoy a range of downloadable resources, from finding the Lancaster Bomber, to amazing inventions and real-life stories.

https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/schools/resources.aspx

Visits:

  • Arrange a workshop with the Army Outreach Team.

https://apply.army.mod.uk/base/arrange-army-workshop

  • Arrange an interactive lesson with the Royal Navy Museum.

https://www.nmrn.org.uk/learning/schools-and-teachers/workshops-and-outreach

  • Visit the Royal Air Force Museum.

https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/group-visits.aspx

Digital Tours: 

  • Take part in digital tours of trails, expeditions and museums.

https://rafm.tours/