Pupils at Notre Dame High School enjoy BAE Systems Roadshow
Friday, 09 September 2016
Girls from Notre Dame High School were the first to try out a naval and air force roadshow. BAE Systems, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force will tour 16 Glasgow schools with their science and engineering masterclasses. Aircraft and naval engineers will show pupils how physics is used in the real world.
Rear Admiral John Clink, Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) for the Royal Navy, added: "The Royal Navy is delighted to be a part of this Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) roadshow to enthuse the talented scientists, engineers, technicians and researchers of the future.
"The two new 65,000 tonne Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers, entering our service, are but one example of people with STEM skills developing technological solutions to complex problems.
"It is my belief that events such as this will inspire the next generation to want to play a part in this technological journey so vital for the prosperity of the United Kingdom." This is the 11th year of the Royal Air Force and BAE Systems roadshow, which has been brought to more than 365,000 young people at 2,200 schools.
The visual, educational and interactive theatre presentation for primary and secondary school children is set to reach a record 420 schools and 90,000 students this year.
The Scottish leg of the latest roadshow launched yesterday and will visit a further 16 schools in Glasgow and 37 schools in Scotland in total.
Air Commodore Chris Elliott, Director of Ground Training for the Royal Air Force, said: "The Royal Air Force's theme for 2016 is Innovation, Inspiration and Youth.
"Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are at the heart of this and are central to the Royal Air Force's role as a service operating with cutting edge technology.
"This enterprise with BAE Systems and the Royal Navy allows us to demonstrate this."
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