BAE Roadshow Electrifies Students at Bay House and Gomer Junior School!

The UK’s longest-running science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) roadshow, the BAE Systems Roadshow, brought its electrifying 2024 program to Bay House and Gomer Junior School.

This interactive experience, delivered by the Education Programme at BAE Systems, the Royal Navy, and the Royal Air Force, captivated Year 7 and 8 students, along with all of Gomer Junior and Rower Junior’s pupils. Launched in 2005, the BAE Roadshow is a national program designed to spark excitement in STEM subjects for students aged 10 to 13.

The “Electricity” themed roadshow offered a fun and educational exploration of this essential resource. Students learned how electricity is generated, how it works, the difference between conductors and insulators, and its crucial role in our world.

This engaging presentation wasn’t just informative, it was interactive! Students and staff participated in quizzes, tackled exciting challenges like building circuits and powering windmills, and even experienced the electrifying power of the Van Der Graff Generator.

The BAE Roadshow’s visit was a resounding success, sparking curiosity and igniting a passion for STEM in the students of Bay House, Brune Park, Gomer Junior, and Rowner Junior. Who knows, maybe this electrifying experience will inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists, and innovators!

Here’s what some of the students had to say:

  • Emily, Year 7: “The bike generator experiment was really great! This roadshow made me realise how much fun STEM subjects are, and I’m definitely thinking about a job in STEM.”
  • Hugh, Year 7: “I never knew electricity could be so much fun! The challenges were the best part, especially the windmill and making it light up with the exercise bike. Now I want to learn more about how electricity powers everything around us.”
  • Sophia, Year 7: “I loved the quizzes and how they tested our knowledge in a fun way. It helped me understand the different parts of an electrical circuit and why they’re important. This roadshow was a great way to learn.”