Students in Year and Year 8 watched the new 2019 show entitled ‘Are we connected?’ which focused on Communications and Data.
The roadshow helped maximise students learning through practical demonstrations and interactive problem-solving games. It was thought provoking, fun and demonstrated how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) underpins everything that we do. The Roadshow was devised 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 and by capturing the interest of young people aged 10 – 13, BAE can hopefully increase the numbers that take STEM subjects and ultimately increase the pool of talent in years to come.
The roadshow covered areas such as how mobile phones connect people around the World, how computers talk to each other and how we talk to our devices e.g. Bluetooth. Students were also introduce to the real life application of some of the most recent communication technologies within BAE Systems, the RAF and the Royal Navy.
Personal Development Leader Mr Beale said: ”Thank you to BAE for delivering an insightful roadshow to our students. I hope that it inspired our students to consider the wide variety of interesting and diverse careers available through studying STEM subjects.”