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RAF 100 Youth/STEM Programme: Uniformed Youth Organisation Residentials!
January 19th 2018

RAF 100 Youth/STEM Programme: Uniformed Youth Organisation Residentials!

2018 marks 100 years of the Royal Air Force (RAF), the World’s first – and most famous – independent Air Force.

A key objective of the RAF 100 campaign is to inspire future generations. To achieve this, the RAF are placing particular emphasis on promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The RAF 100 Youth/STEM programme represents a very significant government investment in Youth/STEM education, with free, curriculum mapped education support, which will reach up to 2 million students nationally aged 9-15 years old.

There are also two fantastic residential courses available for Uniformed Youth Organisations and Girl Guides.

RAF WITTERING: Uniformed Youth Organisation Residential

This residential is open to students aged 14 or 15 who are members of a uniformed youth organisation.

Sunday 8th April 2018 – Friday 13th April 2018

Information:
There is no better way to experience the power of STEM than by seeing first-hand how it solves real life problems in an engineering and logistics environment. This course teams you with RAF and other engineers and logisticians, who will guide you through every step of the process.

Who its open to:
The residential is open to students aged 14 or 15 who are members of a uniformed youth organisation.

What you will be doing:

Within a team of fellow students you will be working on elements of support to a Humanitarian Aid operation in a far off country.

Learning the practical applications of the techniques and processes you will be using.

Understanding the importance of budgets for materials and food and in developing designs, allowing you to calculate the financial impact of your decisions.

Working alongside real engineers and logisticians drawing on their knowledge and putting your new skills into practice.

Gaining valuable employment skills, working in a team, communication, time management, problem solving, planning and presentations.

Working towards a British Science CREST Award and an Industrial Cadet Award, both of which are viewed favourably by universities in your personal statement and by employers in your CV.

What is expected from you?
Full participation. The instructors will encourage all students to take part in every activity, even if it seems a bit daunting at first. This might seem a little worrying to begin with, but you will soon realise that most things are not as scary or as difficult as they seem. The most challenging things are often the most rewarding!
The instructor will not ask anyone to try something that they think is beyond their ability or that is unsafe, so students are encouraged to give everything a go, and see how much they can achieve!

What you will get from the course?
The course will give you lots of opportunities to push yourself out of your comfort zone, to try new things that you didn’t think you were capable of and to work with people you might not have met before. By taking every one of these opportunities and trying your hardest throughout the course, you will discover something new about yourself and begin to develop the employability skills that are critical in adult life.

Click the link below for further information and to apply:
Download – RAF 100 Wittering Uniformed STEM Course Application

RAF BENSON: Girl Guides STEM Residential 

You must be aged 14 or 15 on the first day of this course and must be a member of the Girl Guides to attend.

28 May 2018 – 1 June 2018

Welcome to the world of Engineering!

There is no better way to experience the power of engineering than by seeing first hand how it solves real life problems. This course teams you with RAF and other engineers, who will guide you through every step of the process.

What you will be doing?

• Designing and building using a range of different materials.

• Learning the practical applications of the techniques and processes you will be using.

• Understanding the importance of budgets in developing designs and materials, allowing you to calculate the financial impact of your decisions.

• Working alongside real engineers drawing on their knowledge and putting your new skills into practise.

• Gaining valuable employment skills, working in a team, communication, time management, problem solving, planning and presentations.

• Working towards a British Science CREST Award and an Industrial Cadet Award, both of which are viewed favourably by universities in your personal statement and by employers in your CV.

What is expected from you?

Full participation. The instructors will encourage all students to take part in every activity, even if it seems a bit daunting at first. This might seem a little worrying to begin with, but you will soon realise that most things are not as scary or as difficult as they seem. The most challenging things are often the most rewarding!
The instructor will not ask anyone to try something that they think is beyond their ability or that is unsafe, so students are encouraged to give everything a go, and see how much they can achieve!

What you will get from the course?

The course will give you lots of opportunities to push yourself out of your comfort zone, to try new things that you didn’t think you were capable of and to work with people you might not have met before. By taking every one of these opportunities and trying your hardest throughout the course, you will discover something new about yourself and begin to develop the employability skills that are critical in adult life.

Click the link below for further information and to apply:
Download – RAF 100 Benson Girl Guiding STEM Course Application

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