Cool Aeronautics is the Royal Aeronautical Society’s primary school outreach programme that aims to introduce primary school children to the fascinating world and people of flying, aerospace engineering, and space. Launched in 2007, events have taken part across the UK and around the world, reaching thousands of children.
Cool Aeronautics aims to provide classes with a fun and educational day out at a venue linked to aerospace or aviation in their locality. This could be an airport, aerospace engineering company, airline, university or college or aviation museum.
The Cool Aeronautics ‘format’ consists of a series of three talks in the morning from people working or studying in the sector, such as how to be a pilot, how planes work, space engineering, air traffic control. The children then take part in interactive workshops and site tours themed around aerospace, aviation with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.
All children go home with special goody bags including our ‘Cool Aeronautics wings’ – achieving their first steps into aerospace.
Cool Aeronautics events are free to attend and offer a fantastic opportunity for younger children to meet inspirational people from across the industry and to engage with aerospace themed activities that are relevant to the current KS2 National Curriculum.
If you are a teacher or organisation that wants to run a Cool Aero event, please drop us an email at email@example.com.