Following the conclusion of RAF 100 celebrations earlier this month, Royal Air Force College Cranwell were delighted to host the final RAF 100 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) residential week. The event was organised by the Royal Air Force Youth and Diversity team, based at Royal Air Force College Cranwell; the aim of the team is to inspire young people into studying STEM subjects. One hundred students aged between 14 and 15 years old took part in STEM based activities across several days, the event concluded with a demonstration of the weeks events in front of family and friends. Air Vice Marshal Sue Gray, Air Officer Commanding 38 Group presented the certificates to all of the students.
Air Vice Marshal Gray said:
"I am always inspired by the creativity, energy and professionalism demonstrated by young people at these events. As we draw the RAF 100 STEM programme to a close I hope you will all agree that it has been a superb season. The programme aims to teach the next generation how to work as a team, how to manage resources and how to overcome challenges – all important skills for your future. I hope, moving forward, that your experience has highlighted opportunities across the STEM subjects. Congratulations on all that you have achieved and for making this event so successful”.
Squadron Leader Paul Harrap, Royal Air Force Youth and Diversity Team said:
“We will use RAF100 to build interest in science and technology and, by doing so, hope to inspire the next generation. This residential marks the end of the RAF100 National Youth programme that started in September 2017”.