National Cold War Exhibition, RAF Cosford – Thursday 12th October 2023


July 2023

Dear Parent/Carer

National Cold War Exhibition, RAF Cosford – Thursday 12th October 2023

As part of our Cold War and Superpower Relations module in GCSE History we would like to take students to the National Cold War Exhibition Centre at RAF Cosford’s Royal Air Force Museum in Shropshire ( on Thursday 12th October. This will help them consolidate their learning on the Superpower Relations and the Cold War exam unit from earlier in their GCSE.

The cost of the trip is £42, this covers the cost of the coach, an activity at the museum and contributes towards the cost of the lesson cover for the staff necessary to run the trip. In order for students to guarantee their places, we are asking for payment in full by Tuesday 12th September 2023.

Additionally students can book onto the VR experience, use a Black Hawk helicopter flight simulator or watch 4D film experience. These will be available through ParentPay but need to be paid for separately to the main trip at a cost of £5 each. There is also a small gift shop they may visit but we ask that students do not bring a lot of money with them.

ParentPay will go live on Friday 21st July – please log in and make payment and give parental consent.

Students will need to be at school for 7.45am for a register to be taken and final instructions to be given as we will leave the site at 8am and travel by coach to the venue, returning by 5pm (traffic permitting).

It is advised that students wear weather appropriate non-uniform clothing as there is a lot of walking (some of it will be from building to building), and a packed lunch (including a drink) as there is no provision for students to purchase food. Students who receive free school meals will have their lunch provided for them.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.

Yours sincerely
Mrs Ree Ann Vaughan
Head of History and Politics
Teaching Fellow of the Historical Association (Broadcasting and the Sixties