"My daughter Ruby aged 10 years, was in the group that the team presented too.Whatever the team did on the day it was inspirational to a number of the students. Although Ruby would like to be a Veterinary primarily and possibly a singer….., she also saw the possibility of a career in engineering and was motivated by the accessibility of the way that the team guided the students through the subject. These events in the local community are invaluable in communicating the DNA of Rolls-Royce and I can report first hand the potential impact they have on educating students towards science and technology – keep it up I say and well done to all those that make these things possible"
fantastic event – the entire school was filled with excitement,
inspiration and fun. It was fabulous working with the kids. They
team work and enthusiasm as well as being competitive with each other,
and they immediately gelled with us volunteers. The whole event was well organised and delivered professionally. I can probably say that even I learnt something! The
staff and parents were thrilled and totally blown away (as were the
volunteers) by the results which were presented by the children at
the end of the
Mukesh Solanki Performance Engineer,Rolls-Royce
"It was a super day for the children who obviously enjoyed all the activities, especially building and flying the model aeroplanes and gave them an opportunity to ask many questions and find out about us volunteers. We thoroughly enjoyed the day too and it was also nice to get good feedback from the parents at the airshow."
San Man San Li, Performance Engineer, Rolls-Royce
How does flight work? A replica of an aviation device from 1804 is used to explore the history and science of flight
Designing and building
Flight Tests - looking for the most stable airframes to be kitted out with radio control motors
Parents arrive for the Airshow - pupils present their learning and demonstrations of formation flying
Pupils designed 'Top Trump Cards' based on the specifications for aeroplanes from the Bristol Aircraft Company from the Box Kite to Concorde. The examined models and built their own Bristol Brownies
"This is brilliant, congratulations to all. The Engineers and Scientists of the future are formed early and clearly the visit has inspired some who will be our future. I would encourage us to do more of this with the local community. We all win."
Paul Craig, Rolls-Royce