YJA reflects on Aviation Heritage Project
The county of Lincolnshire was once known as Bomber County because in WW2 its flat terrain was peppered with airfields. Over the last 70 years, nearly all these sites have returned to farmland or have been built on, but in recent times one organisation has worked tirelessly to ensure that the bravery of the airmen and the sacrifices they made is not forgotten.
For the last four years, ‘Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage’ has been responsible for museum projects that have engaged with thousands of young people to highlight the prominent role the county played during the great armed conflict.
Funding of over £400,000, provided by Arts Council England, enabled a very full programme of interesting activities, involving more than 350 schools!
The Young Journalist Academy was often on the spot reporting at the educational events and even helped schools make RAF-themed films.
With the wonderful project fast approaching its conclusion, here are some great YJA memories: