Somercotes Academy BAE STEM Event. Student Leo Whittaker is poised on the ladder ready to drop a ball down the pipe during an experiment.
Science, Technology Engineering and Maths students at Somercotes and Tollbar Academies enjoyed an afternoon of Maths activities, which included interacting with a robot courtesy of BAE Systems, the RAF and Royal Navy.
Students engaged in various activities based around an ‘It's a Numbers Game.' Throughout the show, they were introduced to a series of fun and fascinating ways in which Maths is used in everyday life, including examples of the practical application of mathematical techniques within industries.
The students also met MIA the robot and explored the uses of Virtual Reality and developments in Facial Recognition Technology. They participated in some of the demonstrations and problem-solving games, with the aim of demystifying the subject and helping to embed learning that they will encounter in everyday life.
Student Leo Whittaker, from Somercotes Academy, said: “I'm good at Maths, it's one of my best subjects. I particularly enjoyed doing the test with the aircraft carrier.”
Isabell Green, from Tollbar Academy, added: “It was really interesting, especially to learn how Maths can be used in so many jobs.”
Student Leo Whittaker on the ladder with (l-r) Emilia Davies, Migle Vitkute and Aidan Lynch ready to catch the ball with buckets. Also pictured are STEM staff (l-r) Leanne Coggins, Kiera Wilkins and Matt Brown.
The STEM Event Numbers Game.