Entitled Guardians of History, the Airfix schools programme launches this September across the UK with the aim to offer project-based history resources for KS2 teachers.
Airfix Guardians of History World War 1 themed resource packs have been developed by the company to link closely to the history element of the National Curriculum. Offering a fresh approach to topical subjects, benefits to teachers include; 15 World War 1 themed Airfix kits, Airfix challenge model-making exercises, branded pupil wristbands as a reward mechanic plus downloadable activity sheets and KS2 targeted lesson plans.
There is an additional opportunity for schools to have a visit from an expert Airfix Guardian who can assist in bringing the resources to life in a classroom or assembly learning environment.
Commenting on the partnership, Hannah O’Toole, marketing and communications manager, Hornby, said: “The 100th anniversary of World War 1 presents us with an ideal opportunity to extend our already existing programme of schools initiatives by devising a themed campaign to immerse teachers and children into the Airfix brand via themed resource packs exploring this key period in history. We wanted to re-engage with a new generation of children and their parents within a stimulating environment where the Airfix brand can be revived through themed classroom activities, allowing key historical themes to be brought to life through 3D learning.”