Wings to War offers hands-on learning activities for primary and secondary schoolchildren at the WWI trench reconstruction project Digging In, in Glasgow's Pollok Country Park. The Wings to War schools program complements the learning activities on offer as part of Digging In and its sister project, War & Peas.
Pupils learn about the formation of the RAF, its links with Glasgow and aspects of STEM heritage related to wartime aerial reconnaissance, map-making and medical fitness for flight. They can also try out a replica early 20th-century flight simulator for a taste of WWI pilot training.
University of Glasgow's School of Engineering (through the Wings to War project) also offers selected schools access to their state-of-the-art virtual reality Bristol Scout flight simulator. Here pupils will learn about the advances in science, technology, engineering and medicine that facilitated WWI aviation.