Young Eagles


Our Outreach Officer, Dan Ball, has enjoyed working with the Young Eagles, a youth group comprised of 15-25 young people aged between 8-14, who meet monthly at the museum. These sessions are run in partnership with the Army Welfare Service, at Middle Wallop Community Centre and at Worthy Down, Marchwood and Thorney Island. Watch the short film below to see what the group have been up to in the Autumn.

The poems below were devised and co-written by members of the group to mark Remembrance week with the help of children’s author Conrad Burkedin.

Guess Who

A Little Riddle

Earlier in the year, the group were given the challenge of making their own movie trailer and mini film inspired by First World War Royal Flying Corps Victoria Cross recipients, which included Leefe Robinson, Gilbert Insall, Edward Mannock and James McCudden. Each of the 4 films were made by the youth group in small teams with each team member taking on the role of the Victoria Cross recipient, the interviewer, director and camera person. They undertook interviews and researched the story of the individual Royal Flying Corps pilot. The teams then took over the Museum as a film location as part of the Kids in Museums Takeover Day, for which they received certificates.

You can watch the films below

You can click HERE to download an activity sheet inspired by Victoria Cross recipient, Gilbert Insall.

Below is a short film made by the group exploring some of the gliders used during World War Two and the facts that they found out about them. 

The group have been meeting virtually over the summer before the holidays and worked with Rachel Goodall from Red Sauce Theatre Company and Martin Jakeman from Historical Huzzahs to explore life on the home front and the role played by the Glider Pilot Regiment during World War Two. Watch their short film below to discover what they learned.

Watch this short film to find out what the group have been up to over the summer.

What's coming up next....

Below is a video performance created by Red Sauce Theatre Company for the group to explore the life of Beatrice Shilling, who was an aeronautical engineer. The Red Sauce Theatre Company will be performing the piece to the group in December in a session exploring the lives of female engineers.