Personnel from RAF Halton have visited St Josephs School in Carterton near Oxford to deliver a round of activities based on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum. The STEM events are normally held at RAF Halton and involve schools closer to the Station but the team went out to St Josephs as it is situated close to RAF Brize Norton where some of that Station’s children are schooled.
Day one saw the children doing a STIXX lesson where they rolled news papers with the help of a STIXX machine that rolls them so tight they are solid and can be used to make models and aircraft etc. After making them, the children aged 4 to 6 had a competition to see who’s could fly the furthest.
Day two, and the 7 to 10 age group constructed bridges and tested which one was the more durable by placing weights on the structures.
Cpl Kieran Skews, one of the STEM Ambassadors who organised the day, said: “The children showed a massive interest in the making and building of the structures, they were totally engrossed with the learning. I’d like to thank Oxford Armed Forces Recruitment Office and RAF Benson for providing equipment and everyone that helped make it a success”.