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Engineering Roadshow

CiBHsMNWsAAv63X[1]On Monday 9 May Year 7 and 8 pupils were visited by BAE Systems in partnership with the RAF and the Royal Navy.

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.

The Roadshow examined how engineers and scientists use their understanding of the different kinds of waves to create sophisticated communications systems, optical devices and ships and submarines that can withstand the crushing pressures of the waves in the sea.

Some of the pupils were invited to participate in some of the experiments; they made some strange sounds using unconventional instruments; they also discovered how light waves can actually make objects disappear!