Airship Dreams: School Resources

Our Airship Dreams: Escaping Gravity project provides a great way for schools to link local, social history to the curriculum across a range of STEAM subjects.   

We have been working closely with Shortstown Primary School to develop a set of resources that are FREE for schools to use.  We’ve called this programme the Airship Dreamers Club.   

The resources can be used to support curriculum teaching, just for fun, or can be shared with parents for them to engage with their children at home. 

Resources for Teachers

Teachers Guide to the Resource Pack

An explanation of the resources available and how to use them with your students.

Downloade the Resource Pack

Airship Dreamers Club Resource Pack

A student-facing PDF for you to download and print

Download the Airship Dreamers Pack

Curriculum Map
(Years 1 – 6)

Devised by Shortstown Primary School, these maps provide a suggested link to the curriculum for each year group and resources.

Download the Curriculum Map

Teacher’s Video Guide

A guide to the online videos and how they can be used in connection with the resource pack.

Download the Teachers Video Guide

The Airship Dreamers Big Book List

A reading list of books that reference airships for students of a variety of ages, explained by local book expert Rachel Rogan.

Download the Airship Dreamers Big Book List

Visiting facilitators for schools

A list of friendly airship experts, artists and facilitators that you could book for a session at your school.

Download the contact list

Bedfordshire Archives – Shortstown Pack

A free PDF resource that outlines the history of Shortstown.

Download the Shortstown Pack

Airship Dreamers Club Certificate – a free printable certificate for you to issue to your students as a reward for participating in the activities.  We can also provide pin badges for a small cost.  Please contact us  at for details. 

These resources have been supported with funding from National Lottery Heritage FundArts Council EnglandBedford CollegeThe Harpur Trust, Gale Family Trust, Airship Heritage Trust and Bedford Borough Council.