RAF Jets Into Humphries

10th May 2016

RAF Roadshow Jets Into Humphrey Perkins School

The Royal Air Force roadshow jetted into Humphrey Perkins School on Friday 6th May. They entertained and engaged over 300 pupils with their 'Fun with Flight'  jet fuelled presentation exploring the physics of flying. Pupils 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.

Using exciting demonstrations involving  drones, balloons, airships and even jet engines pupils were given the opportunity to engage with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning and learn about the many career opportunities in the RAF from aerospace battle managers to RAF medics and musicians to survival equipment specialists.

Anthony Harrod-Jackson from Jaguar Land Rover also attended and worked with older pupils highlighting careers opportunities in the local car industry. Mr Price, Teacher of Physics who facilitated the day’s events fed back how engaging the day had been for all the pupils.

Mr Nutkins, Headmaster said “The RAF devised the roadshow 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. Humphrey Perkins School  prides itself on inspiring pupils to realise their full potential, with a no ceiling to achievement approach. “


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