Rydal Penrhos learn more about Armed Forces'
26th September 2016

Rydal Penrhos pupils got to learn more about one of the Armed Forces’ most prominent organisations recently.

Year 8 and 9 pupils at the school took part in a special Royal Air Force Roadshow on Thursday, September 22.

During the event they were given a special presentation about the various jobs available with the RAF, in addition to learning more about the dynamics of flying and engineering aspects that are key to their success.

There was also a demonstration of a drone aircraft in Rydal Penrhos’ Memorial Hall, while a special headset gave one lucky pupil an insight into virtual reality.

The live, theatre style Roadshow, now in its 11th year, is a fun and engaging presentation designed to capture the imagination of young audiences and inspire them to become the nations future scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. 

Over the course of the year the Roadshow will visit hundreds of schools nationwide and will be seen by more than 50,000 nine to thirteen year olds.

Wing Commander Russ Barnes, said:

“We are trying to engender enthusiasm and interest in careers in science and technology, not just in the Royal Air Force but across the industrial sector. 

“It is really important for us in the RAF, with nearly half of our personnel being involved in engineering, to make sure that girls especially know that there is a choice that is maybe non-traditional to them and the earlier we make children aware of these career choices it will be to everyone’s benefit.”


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