Dereham Neatherd High School

Dereham Neatherd High School

A Specialist Language College

STEM RAF Roadshow for year 8 Pupils

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 12 – 14, we can hopefully increase the numbers that take STEM subjects and ultimately increase the pool of talent in years to come.

'Fun with Flight' is a 50-minute jet fuelled presentation exploring the physics of flying. Students will discover 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, we invite students to take part in some literally jaw dropping experiments. Drones, balloons, airships and even jet engines are explored in a way that will literally make their hair stand on end. They will also learn about the microlight world altitude record and the physics behind how the RAF achieved their goal.