As we enter our second century, the Royal Air Force has an exciting future. We will continue to innovate, ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Science and technology specialists are crucial to our continued contribution to national security.

This is why RAF100 will look to inspire the next generation with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).


Our youth engagement activity has been expanded with curriculum-based STEM days at schools across the United Kingdom. The wider programme includes robotics competitions, residential courses for girls and the sponsorship of a new Scouts badge.

The aim behind all of this is to encourage the further study of maths and science and to use the unique opportunity of our centenary to inspire the aviators, astronauts, engineers and cyber specialists of the future.

Thursday 21st September will see the start of the RAF100 Youth and STEM programme in Scotland when 250 school children will have the opportunity to take part in a range of STEM activities at the Glasgow Science Centre.

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  • Download RAF100 STEM teaching and learning resources here
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