Year 7 students enjoyed a special roadshow from BAE Systems today, which incorporated engineering, maths, coding and all things STEM related.
The BAE Systems Education Programme Roadshow, delivered in partnership with the RAF and the Royal Navy, is in its twelfth year of touring across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom. This year alone they will visit more than 420 schools, and reach out to more 100,000 young people.
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, they can hopefully increase the numbers that take STEM subjects and ultimately increase the pool of talent in years to come.
Katie Payne from BAE Systems helped deliver the show and commented:
“We’ve had a great morning at St Benedict’s. The Year 7 students have been very receptive and well behaved, taking in all of our information.”
Mrs Kelso, Assistant Headteacher and Subject Leader for Science at St Benedict’s comments:
“It is excellent that we can provide this type of STEM activity for our students. We are very grateful to BAE for visiting us, and hope to see them again next year.”
This is the first of many career related events that the Year 7 students will be taking part in this academic year.