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RAF team inspires students

School Children from Talmud Torah Heabrew School participate in a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) event organised by RAF servicemen from RAF Gibrltar as part of the RAF 100 events. Model release forms for all children shown is held by the Command Photograph, HMNB Gibraltar

Engineers from RAF Gibraltar engaged with local pupils at the Hebrew Primary School last Friday in a bid to inspire interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as part of RAF100 celebrations.

Flight Lieutenant Colin McGuinness, Chief Technician Dave Melville and Corporal Steve Kelly set the pupils an exercise in which they had to design and build a fall arrest system which would potentially save the life of Squadron Leader Egbert Yoke, a fictitious test pilot for the RAF, should he have to bail out of an aircraft.

School Children from Talmud Torah Heabrew School participate in a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) event organised by RAF servicemen from RAF Gibrltar as part of the RAF 100 events. Model release forms for all children shown is held by the Command Photograph, HMNB Gibraltar

School Children from Talmud Torah Heabrew School participate in a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) event organised by RAF servicemen from RAF Gibrltar as part of the RAF 100 events.
Model release forms for all children shown is held by the Command Photograph, HMNB Gibraltar

The students engaged in a fun morning and all contributed to their designs, displaying excellent teamwork which concluded in unanimous success, as each team’s ‘Egbert’ survived a 40-foot plummet from the top of the school stairwell.

Mr Lomax, the school’s Head Teacher, commented on how the students thoroughly enjoyed the morning which was clearly demonstrated through their enthusiasm and successful designs.

RAF Gibraltar’s STEM team plan to have enduring engagement with Gibraltar’s youth through a programme of school visits being organised until the end of the year.