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Year 9 learns science of flying with RAF

Year 9 students were this week treated to a live RAF Road show courtesy of Royal Air Force Engineers.

The demonstrators dramatically revealed the science and technology behind fighter jets and defence using a drone, a model jet engine and the Rueben’s tube of fire!

The presentation, called, 'Fun with Flight', explored the science of flying. Students learned how the physics they study in the classroom is an integral part of the work that engineers do in the RAF and other engineering organisations.

The show gave a fascinating insight into some of the future careers our students can aspire to. 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 12 – 14, the RAF hope to increase the numbers that take STEM subjects and ultimately increase the pool of talent in years to come.

STEM subjects have recently been given a big boost at SRWA winning two accreditation certificates this half term in recognition of their committment to the subject area.