RAF team inspires students

June 29 2018
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A TEAM of nine RAF personnel descended on Hanham Woods Academy to deliver a day coaching activities.

All 165 students in Year 10 took part in an action-packed day of challenges in STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and maths.

The initiative was set up to encourage students to consider a career within the RAF.

Students were set a number of tasks within set time limits to encourage communication and team working skills.

The RAF netball team from Brise Norton also spent time with Hanham Woods Year 10 and 11 netball teams, coaching, discussing tactics and playing games against them.

The event was part of an ongoing partnership between the academy and the RAF who have sponsored Hanham Woods netball team previously by supplying professional kit and equipment.

Allen Williams, raising attainment coordinator, said: "It is important that the academy works with a range of outside agencies and organisations to give our students a range of experiences that may inform them of the options available and to broaden their horizons. 

"Personally, it encourages me to see students really engaged and involved in activities they may not have considered before."