Robots and Red Arrows inspire pupils

Robotic technology, science and the aerobatics of the Red Arrows both entertained and educated children at RAF Scampton recently.

Some 220 pupils attended the Red STEM Day which highlighted the importance of studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics - or ‘STEM’ subjects.

The children, including those from Haven High (pictured here), Boston Grammar School and Thomas Middlecott Academy in Kirton, were able to see 20 interactive exhibits provided by such high-tech companies as Aston Martin, BAE Systems, Bentley, Land Rover and Mercedes AMG Petronas.

There were 3D printers, interactive robots, simulators and the chance to sit in F1 racing cars and a Red Arrow jet. At midday, the students enjoyed a private display by the Red Arrows, showcasing the team’s engineering excellence and precision.

Celebrity STEM ambassador, host of The Gadget Show and inventor of a jet-powered hoverboard, Jason Bradbury, returned this year.

The event was jointly hosted by the RAF’s Red Arrows and the Education Business Partnership (EBP).