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Armed Services Show Year 8 How Science is Used in Careers

Earlier this month saw the whole year group off-timetable tackling Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) challenges set by all three of the Armed Services..

Representatives from The British Army, the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy spent the morning leading a variety of fun and exciting activities from using science principles to design the ideal helmet to working with Royal Navy engineers on experiments with propulsion.

Students were put through their paces on an army fitness challenge and there were talks about life in the armed services by speakers including Lieutenant Commander John Littman who is a member of the Jewish community.

The day was organised following the success of our first subject-specific career event for Year 8 last year which focussed on careers using art and design. In a practical, hands-on way, these events serve an important purpose in educating our younger students about how the subjects they study at school relate to the outside world and potential careers.

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