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Virtual STEM days

Live-streamed straight to your school with activities involving parachutes, helicopters and more. 

Virtual STEM days

The RAF Museum are proud to host virtual STEM days – sponsored by the RAF Youth and STEM Team. Our virtual events are free of charge and are live-streamed straight to your school. Upon confirmation of your booking, you will be sent a resource pack. This includes all the resources you need to take part in the STEM activities alongside us, from your classroom.

Activities include parachutes, helicopters, a beat the Engineer challenge and more!

Capacity

Minimum of 10 participants, maximum of 120 participants.

Duration

Virtual STEM days run from 10am to 2pm.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • 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
    • 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:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • 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:

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

  • 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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