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St. Mary's Catholic High School

RAF Tasters
Year 9 RAF Engineering Workshop

On Friday 27th May Dr Rosser arranged for the touring RAF engineering workshop to come into school to inspire half of Year 9. The students who were in Science, all saw this fantastic workshop. The presenters described the career opportunities within the RAF for engineers.

The students saw a working drone with attached high powered camera fly across the school hall. An eager volunteer helped show how the jet stream works using a fan blower and a beach ball. A very popular part was virtual reality goggles, which allowed another volunteer to go on a virtual roller coaster ride! The whole audience saw what the student saw and we all felt the quick movements on the tracks.

The final part of the presentation took us outside into the covered food area to watch and listen to mini jet engines. The presenters explained that they had been specially created to allow people to experience a small amount of the noise and thrust generated by jet engines. Most people covered their ears, as the sound was incredibly loud.

The workshop was entertaining, inspiring and very enjoyable and we are hoping to invite the RAF engineers back into school as soon as possible.

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