RAF College Cranwell TripCarlton Road
On Thursday 7th June, as part of our local study, year 5 were lucky enough to be invited to RAF College Cranwell for a visit to celebrate the Royal Air Force’s 100th birthday. The day began with a 1920’s style drill lesson, where the children were taught to line up smartly and march in three ranks. We then had the opportunity to try on all of the uniform worn by members of the Royal Air Force, both past and present. Following this, we were extremely privileged to be allowed to go on a tour of the whole college. We looked at the Founder’s gallery, where portraits of the men who founded the college were hung on the walls. We also saw the library and the dining hall. Then, we walked through a room called the Rotunda, which had a carpet on the floor called the Queen’s carpet. Officer Cadets at the college are not allowed to walk on the carpet until they graduate as RAF Officers, but we were lucky enough to be allowed to walk on it during the visit. At the end of the trip, we took part in a quiz and there were prizes for the best questions of the day.