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Forces in STEM

The inaugural Forces in STEM event will be taking place at RAF Museum Cosford on 29 September 2021, in partnership with RAF Youth & STEM

Forces in STEM

The inaugural Forces in STEM event will be taking place at RAF Museum Cosford on 29 September 2021, in partnership with RAF Youth & STEM and supported by Learn By Design.
Join us at the museum for an action-packed day of hands-on activities. We are joined by a host of wonderful exhibitors, including the likes of Leonardo, Raytheon, Rolls Royce, BAE Systems, Meggitt, Thales and many more!

Open to students in the following year groups: Years 5 and 6 and Years 7 and 8. 

Schools and home educators across the West Midlands are invited to come along for an interactive day of all things STEM. This event will feature the very best of the region, from the fantastic work carried out by the companies and institutions that are innovating, researching and manufacturing.


Minimum of 10 participants, maximum of 15 participants.


Full day.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • General Engineering
    • Materials/Products/Manufacturing
    • Mechanical Engineering/Systems/Processes
    • Space/Aerospace Engineering
    • Structures/Construction/Civil Engineering
    • Transport

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem Solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

  • Speaking - the oral transmission of information or ideas.

  • Staying Positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.

  • Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.

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