Cardinal Langley help inspire at virtual Farnborough International Airshow
Date published: 24 July 2020
Cardinal Langley students with their quadcopter
Pupils from Cardinal Langley High School feature in a new video by technology company Raytheon UK for the first ever virtual Farnborough Air Show.
As the annual Hampshire air show took place virtually this year, technology company Raytheon UK’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) ambassadors have launched video workshops for young people that include Raytheon UK’s flagship STEM programme, the Quadcopter Challenge.
The challenge has taken place over the last five years with more than 1,000 students from 50 schools, youth groups and cadet teams across the UK.
Pupils from Cardinal Langley RC High School were crowned winners of the fifth annual Raytheon Quadcopter Challenge regional final last October, making it through to the national finals.
The challenge tasks local school pupils and cadet teams to build and fly their own unique quadcopter with the support of over 200 STEM ambassadors across the country, who mentor the local teams throughout the competition providing technical and engineering support.
Each school team is tested on the skills that the UK’s future engineers will need, including teamwork, innovation, creativity and problem solving.
Raytheon UK’s Engineering Director and Executive Sponsor for STEM, Alex Rose-Parfitt said: “It is unfortunate that this year so many pupils have missed out on opportunities due to the closure of schools and the cancelling of events in the STEM industry.
“This is why we have launched the Quadcopter Challenge videos, as an exciting way to engage young people and remotely challenge them as a reminder of the great career opportunities that are available through STEM subjects.”
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