STEM day at RAF Scampton

The School of Maths and Physics engages local students at a special science event held at RAF Scampton .

The event held at the Lincolnshire base aimed to encourage local school children, especially females, to learn about and take up a future in the exciting world of STEM (maths, science, technology and engineering).

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Celebrity mathematician Rachel Riley was at RAF Scampton to encourage girls to study STEM subjects.

Maths and Physics Technician Matthew Booth met Countdown’s mathematician Rachel Riley who was there to promote STEM subjects to women.

Students from surrounding Lincolnshire schools were able to take part in activities throughout the day, including interactive stalls from companies like Siemens, Rolls Royce, Raytheon, QinetiQ and Software Europe.

A flying display by the red arrows was at one point looking unlikely due to overcast whether. However, the clouds subsided in the afternoon and visitors were treated to a fantastic aerobatic performance.

The School hopes to attend the high profile event next year with a stall. The event was run by the Education Business Partnership (EBP) who are a UK-government-sponsored company that are responsible for managing the STEM network in Lincolnshire.

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