Posted on: June 9, 2017

Fun with Flight: Jet-fuelled presentation at academy

Year 8 and 9 students at Ormiston Denes Academy in Lowestoft have welcomed members of the RAF Roadshow team to their school to put on an exciting jet-fuelled presentation exploring the physics of flying.

The RAF Roadshow has been designed to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in schools and capture the interest of more students to get involved in these subjects.

Throughout the day, students discovered 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 on a daily basis.

Using exciting demonstrations, students were invited to take part in some thrilling experiments, which included looking at drones, balloons, airships, and even jet engines.
Students also learnt about the altitude world record for a microlight (a very small, light, one-or two-seater aircraft) and the physics behind how the RAF achieved their goal.

Ormiston Denes Academy is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), a trust which is committed to enriching students’ education through extracurricular demonstrations and activities.

Ben Driver, Principal of Ormiston Denes Academy, said:

“It’s great to see our students grasp this exciting opportunity to explore STEM subjects in such an energetic and enthusiastic manner. Events such as this really bring science to life and give students the chance to apply what they’ve learnt in the classroom to real life scenarios.

“I’d like to thank all the members of the RAF Roadshow team who were able to put on such an action-packed and engaging performance.”

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