15/03/13 - Visit by the Royal Navy
The Royal Navy visited school on Thursday 14th March to deliver a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) workshop to a group of Year 10 and Year 11 pupils. The purpose of the workshop was to illustrate how the STEM subjects are used in the modern Navy. During the workshop pupils got to design a gas turbine blade which would maximise engine efficiency, worked on calculating the fuel consumption on a modern warship and participated in a communications task in which information was gathered on different Naval crafts and then Morse Code was used to answer a number of questions. Pupils enjoyed the event and also went away with an understanding how their learning in class was related to some real life scenarios.