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BAE Systems Roadshow visits Eckington School

Year 8 students were given the opportunity to study the electromagnetic spectrum and explore cyber security as part of the BAE Systems Roadshow.

The STEM interactive roadshow, supported by the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force, saw students get up and act out how a phone network works. Students acted as the masts and threw beanbags which acted as the ‘microwaves’. Other areas of the electromagnetic spectrum such as infrared, Bluetooth and ultraviolet were explained in real terms using real-life examples.

The cybersecurity topic addressed the best way for students to stay safe online and looked at how your internet usage can catch up with you.

Students were introduced to the ‘Sphero’ programmable spherical app-enabled drones. The room lit up as a lucky few were picked to get up and have a go at racing the ‘Sphero’ and learnt about the theories of computer programming.

Overall, students had a great morning exploring STEM activities and we would like to thank BAE Systems for their amazing roadshow.

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