RAF Leeming Personnel Talk Science

16 March 2016

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Royal Air Force communication experts got their first taste of life as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassadors during British Science Week.

Personnel from 90 Signals Unit give a brief at RAF Leeming Primary School which makes part of the national STEM (Science Technician Engineering Maths) week.

Personnel from 90 Signals Unit, RAF Leeming, made a visit to the Leeming RAF Community Primary School to speak to Key Stage 2 students about space, satellites and communications during their morning assembly.

The STEM ambassadors, Senior Aircraftmen David Owen and Jack Richardson, used student volunteers to help demonstrate how using a mobile device to speak to someone across the world works.

SAC David Owen said: “We initially got into STEM to inspire children to take an interest in these subjects.”

Personnel from 90 Signals Unit give a brief at RAF Leeming Primary School which makes part of the national STEM (Science Technician Engineering Maths) week.

SAC Jack Richardson added: “The presentation went well and we enjoyed sharing our passion for STEM to extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable students, many of whom overwhelmed us with intelligent questions.”

The school’s main theme for British Science Week is Space. Mrs Christine Nuttall, acting Headteacher at Leeming RAF Community Primary School, said: “We invited the STEM ambassadors to kick-start our science week, and across the Personnel from 90 Signals Unit give a brief at RAF Leeming Primary School which makes part of the national STEM (Science Technician Engineering Maths) week.school we will be doing lots of activities to do with science. We encourage enquiry and application because seeing the real purpose for science helps them to understand the principles behind it.”

British Science Week (BSW) is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths - featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages. For more information visit

Editor: Jon Sibley

Photographs: SAC Mark Parkinson

Personnel from 90 Signals Unit give a brief at RAF Leeming Primary School which makes part of the national STEM (Science Technician Engineering Maths) week.

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