Some of the girls around a Merlin XX during our 2021 presentation to Colfe’s School.
Attendance at a presentation will be at the discretion of the school, academy, college, or youth organisation involved, or via the Application Form under Get Involved. Their purpose is to encourage STEM learning via the medium of the aerospace and aviation industries, so they are not teaching programmes, but a promotional and advisory service that includes face-to-face advice supported by follow-on material including all appropriate contacts. They commenced in 2021.
For the purposes of these presentations we have divided the UK into seven regions: London & South East; South West; Wales & West Midlands; East Midlands & Anglia; North West; North East; Scotland & Northern Ireland. See below for the 2022 programme:
20 June: Dulwich College.
13 September: Leicester Grammar School.
20 – 22 September: Strathallan School.
5 October: Wallington County Grammar School.
12 October: Westcliffe High School for Boys.
9 November: Epsom College.
15 November: The Crossley Heath School.
7 December: Bradford Grammar School.
Each presentation will be made to a combined group of schools from one of these regions. There will be no charge for attendance at a presentation which will be a ‘road show’ undertaken in each region each year so that over the years the whole UK will be covered. And then the road show starts again. To enable this to take place the ACP Team will identify appropriate groups of schools and contact each one explaining how the road show will operate. One school from each group with the necessary facilities will provide the premises and act as the ‘host’.
Presentations will be undertaken by a team of six or more people: Michael Smith and Tony Hoskins; one, two or even three industry representatives from aerospace/aviation; one careers member from the RAeS; and one or two roles models. Each presentation will last up to 1.5 hours, be supported by physical and audio-visual aids, and be followed by a panel Q&A session of 30 minutes.
Based on a continuing programme of research and feedback involving industry, programme participants, educational requirements and related professional bodies the presentation and the support material will be reviewed annually to take account of changing circumstances, opportunities, currency and forward thinking. The program of presentations will be advised annually, in advance, on this website and social media.