The RAF Education Roadshow inspired students from Stanley High and Churchtown primary school with their “Fun with Flight” presentation this week at Stanley High school.

Students discovered how the physics they study in the classroom is an integral part of the work that engineers undertake in the RAF and other engineering organisations.

The jaw-dropping demonstrations included drones, balloons, airships and even a jet engine.

Students also learnt about the microlight world altitude record and the physics behind how the RAF achieved this. The show actively promoted women in engineering and sought to demystify the work of engineers. It was a brilliant illustration of exciting careers in STEM. 

The live, theatre style Roadshow, provided a fun and engaging presentation that captured the imagination of the young .audience and will hopefully inspire them to become future scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.

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