Pupils at a north-east school got the chance to spread their wings when they were given a talk by the RAF.
The air force’s education roadshow landed at St Margaret’s School for Girls in Aberdeen earlier this week.
Pupils were given an interactive presentation called Fun with Flight, where they were given an insight into the physics behind flying, and got to try their hand at a number of experiments.
Anna Tomlinson, head teacher at the school, said the presentation would help inspire burgeoning engineers in the classroom.
She said: “Following on from our recent Girls in Engineering conference, we were delighted to welcome the RAF Education Roadshow to St Margaret’s School for Girls.
“The RAF gave an engaging presentation to our IIS and IIIS pupils. The presentation, Fun with Flight explored the physics of flying and pupils discovered how the physics they study in the classroom is an integral part of the work that engineers undertake in the RAF and other engineering organisations.”
The RAF roadshows were devised by the UK Government after it became apparent there were not enough homegrown scientists and engineers.
They are aimed at youngsters aged 12-14 with the hope that they will decide to pursue science, maths and technology subjects in school and beyond.