A group of Year 10 students from West Buckland, along with those from other Devon schools, recently visited Flybe for a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) event. Four employers ran interactive sessions for the students, including the Met Office, EDF and South West Water. The Met Office focused on climate change science and the role of STEM in their everyday work, while South West Water focused on river catchment management and water supply. EDF ran a simulation exercise whereby the students had to maintain 100% electricity output at one of its nuclear power stations.
Throughout the day, employers took note of students whom they found to be particularly engaged and motivated. Four students were chosen from approximately eighty and they will be invited back to Flybe in July for a pilot simulator experience and a full tour of Flybe and the aircraft hangar. We are delighted that Cade Simpson from West Buckland was one of the four students to be chosen; we are sure he will have a fantastic time in July. Well done Cade.