BAE 'Are You Talking to Me?'

Posted at 12:19 pm on 20th February, 2019

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

The activities involved how mobile phones connect people around the world, how computers talk to each other and how we talk to our devices e.g. Bluetooth.

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The road-show aimed to introduce students to the real life applications of some of the most recent communication technologies with BAE Systems, the RAF and the Royal Navy and aims to demystify the topics and further embed the students’ classroom learning.

The Government acknowledges the shortfall of ‘home grown’ scientists and engineers to meet the needs of the country. This roadshow aims to capture the interest of young women aged 10 to 13 years and encourage them to choose STEM subjects.

Matt, Bevan and Jodie gave an interactive and engaging roadshow with hands on, life experiences helping to bring the science of communication and data to life. The roadshow provided aspirational and empowering content and activities which we hope inspired more young women to enter science and engineering careers.

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

Mr Gill Computer Science Teacher said: ‘The event was really useful it links to the communication and networks in which the students are studying presently. It linked the theory in lessons to the real world application of the subject.’

Students Pippa McIntosh and Aman Kaur Singh both really enjoyed the session, explaining that it reinforced their classroom learning and expanded their outlook to future career choices.

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