Friday 14th December 2018

BAE Systems Education Roadshow for Year 8

Year 8 pupils attended a BAE Systems educational show in the hall on Tuesday 7th February. The show is in partnership with the RAF and the Royal Navy.

The Roadshow was devised in response to the Government's acknowledgement that there is already a shortfall of ‘home grown’ scientists and engineers to meet the needs of the country and by capturing the interest of young people aged 10 – 13, we can hopefully increase the numbers that take STEM subjects and ultimately increase the pool of talent in years to come.

The show was in 3 parts

  • Part one explored the world of drones, the technology behind them and the multifarious uses that they are currently put to and their possible uses for the future.
  • Part two focused on computing and control systems that all modern technology is built around. Fun creative demonstrations demystifed the subject for students and helped embed the learning they encounter in school.
  • The final part of the show featured a very special robot. Students were given the chance to pitch their wits against the robot