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YJA reflects on Aviation Heritage Project

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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:

One Response to YJA reflects on Aviation Heritage Project

  1. Sue Miller December 19, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Thankyou so much for those kind words. Personally speaking, it has been an honour and a privilege to be a part of this project and show so many children around our wonderful Aviation Heritage and help them appreciate what a great sacrifices were made for their sakes by so many brave young men and women during the war years. I hope all schools continue to visit the sites after the project finishes as they are all amazing and have so much to offer. Meanwhile …we have until the end of March and we still have lots planned for these last 3 months!! Watch your inboxes teachers!!
    Bill thankyou for all the support you and the YJA have always given us, you have been brilliant.

    Sue Miller
    Aviation Heritage