Aerospace treat for pupils

August 03 2018

YOUNGSTERS from Beacon Rise Primary School are among pupils across South Gloucestershire enjoying educational visits at Aerospace Bristol to help support their science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) learning.

Leader of South Gloucestershire Council, councillor Toby Savage, joined pupils from the school in Hanham Road at their recent visit to the museum. 

The children got to see Concorde up close, as well as taking part in educational workshops and enjoying a number of the museum’s other exhibits, including aeroplanes, helicopters, and satellites.

The council is funding school visits to Aerospace Bristol in Filton to help support STEM in South Gloucestershire. Each visit includes a practical STEM workshop aimed at inspiring young people about engineering. 

Funding was secured in the budget in February to offer schools the opportunity to visit the attraction in order to support STEM learning across Key Stage 2 and 3.

Councillor Savage said: "These trips give our young people the opportunity to develop STEM skills as well as learn about the local and national significance of design, engineering and technology. 

"As the Aerospace museum celebrates its first full year of opening, it was great to meet the pupils from Beacon Rise Primary School who were visiting and see how inspired they were by all of the exhibits on display."