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Students Experience Life as a WWII Pilot

A flight simulator gave students an insight into the life of a pilot during World War Two.

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a flight simulator landed at CBA last week so students could experience what it was like to fly a Messerschmitt.

Assistant Vice Principal Kirsty Farrar said: "The students loved the simulator and many came back at the end of the day to have another go, as did staff.

"Chris, who brought the equipment in, said he will be back after he has built his spitfire simulator.

"It helped to inform students about World War Two and the important role that aeroplanes played and it brought history to life."

Mrs Farrar's Year 9 class where also given a talk on life in Corby during the war by visitor Mrs Gower.

She brought in artefacts from the war including bomb shelter instructions.

Mrs Farrar said: "Students asked really interesting questions and even found out there was a prisoner of war camp in Corby."