BEA Systems Roadshow

Posted at 1:12 pm on 22nd February, 2018

Year 7 and 8 students from Flixton Girls School were visited by the British Aerospace Engineering systems team road-show to discuss maths and science in everyday life, linking in particular to engineering and work done by BAE, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force.

The activities involved robotics, calculating distances objects would travel, weighs for ships and magic tricks. The girls were very impressed with the robot ‘Maya’ and the moves it could make.

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The road-show aimed to show what the students how they can use classroom learning in real life, technology led situations. Hopefully by expanding our students knowledge and understand of the world around them, they will consider the variety of careers available within engineering. Providing aspirational and empowering enrichment activities we aim to put more women into the engineering careers.

The BAE road-show team commented how student Rachel Phillips was one of the quickest problem solvers they had ever seen! They tweeted ‘Great way to end the week with @FlixtonGS #robots #maths #quickmaths @rafyouthengage @BAESApprentices @RoyalNavy’.

Science Teacher Mrs Creelman commented ‘It was a fun and engaging roadshow that helped to show how science and maths are used in the world around them.  It was great to see so many year 7 and 8 girls willing to participate in the activities.’