Last week Year 9 students visited the Imperial War Museum at Duxford to participate in a STEM activity to engineer some of the crucial elements of the D-day landings, using their creative skills to build simulations of a Bailey Bridge, rocket launchers and a tank flotation device. The STEM co-ordinator was impressed with their teamwork and ability to approach difficult tasks in a structured and creative manner. They also had the opportunity to learn about the mechanics of flight and the engineering of aircraft using interactive models. In addition to inspecting the huge range of military and commercial aircraft on display, 9H and 9L had the added bonus that Prince William was visiting the site. As the Duxford Air Show was taking place the following Saturday, the students were privileged to witness aerial displays from vintage aircraft preparing for the actual show, including a re-enactment of a spectacular WW2 dogfight between a Spitfire and a Messerschmitt.