Budding engineers of the future in Moray have got to sample science lessons taught by top experts from the air force.
Physics students at Milne’s High School have been the first to take advantage of specialist sessions led by personnel from RAF Lossiemouth.
Flight Lieutenant Fiona Padbury from the base’s community action group took military equipment to the classroom to inspire team working between six pupils.
The youngsters were tasked with creating apparatus to fulfil a specific purpose against the clock. The lessons were designed to develop science, technology, engineering and maths skills.
During the tutorial students were found to use analytical, practical and creative skills as well as planning how they would complete the task.
Malcolm Thomson, head of the physics department at Milne’s High School, believes the session will inspire the pupils in whatever career path they choose.
He said: “The team have certainly lit a slow match in the minds of our students, which I have no doubt will ignite in the future and benefit whichever career path they choose.”
The new outreach group at the RAF base is now available to all secondary schools in the region as an addition to add to their science subjects.
Personnel have begun the sessions in order to boost bonds with schools, groups and charities at a time of heightened-activity at the base.
Groups wanting to learn more about the programme should conact Flt Lt Padbury by e-mailing email@example.com