Show has been a learning process for many
ORGANISERS of the Lowestoft airshow have introduced an educational dimension to this year's event by inviting young people to explore all aspects of flight and the aviation business – past, present and future.
In recent months, local schools, colleges and performing arts organisations have taken on the challenge of weaving aeronautics into their curriculum as part of the Fights of Fancy project.
The results will be on public display this weekend at a marquee in the Sensory Gardens, near Claremont Pier, which will house a multi-media exhibition of the young people's work.
Videos have been made and these can be viewed at the marquee. Among those interviewed by the youngsters were local unsung heroes who flew and manned Spitfires and bombers during the second world war.
With local students also providing live entertainment over the weekend, a spokesman said: 'People should come and experience the exciting work created by our local young people in music, dance and performance.'
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In another first at this weekend's airshow, organisers have arranged a demonstrations of kiteboarding and stand-up paddleboarding on both days of the event. They have teamed up with KiteboardingUK.com and LowestoftWatersports.com to put on a race and demonstrations at 11am and 5.30pm tomorrow and Sunday.
Although the events are weather dependent, they are likely to have more people taking part on the Sunday.
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