Excitement filled the air at Larkhill Primary School yesterday as we were visited by a military helicopter and its crew.
The team from MoD Boscombe Down touched down at 10:00 a.m., landing the chopper on the school’s grounds as our pupils looked on in wide-eyed amazement. It was to get better for the children too, as the Ministry of Defence crew gave them access to the helicopter and showed them how to fly and operate it.
This event was part of our school’s new initiative to introduce an increased focus on STEM learning to our curriculum. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and is an approach to learning that offers a variety of benefits to children. By placing an emphasis on STEM learning, we will help our pupils develop their sense of responsibility and their teamwork, problem solving, and communication skills.
After the helicopter left, the children took part in a variety of STEM challenges throughout the afternoon, as they were introduced to our new curriculum focus
As part of MoD Boscombe Down’s links to the community, they have a team of STEM ambassadors. One such ambassador, Martyn Allan, is also a governor at Larkhill Primary School, and he made this event possible. We’d like to thank Martyn and the fantastic crew at MoD Boscombe Down for bringing such excitement to our pupils and making it an event to remember.