The UK’s longest-running science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) roadshow for schools has engaged its one millionth pupil at Blackburn Central High School.

Delivered jointly by BAE Systems, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force, the Schools STEM Roadshow, which began in 2005, currently visits over 420 schools across the UK each year.

It provides a highly interactive experience for students aged 10 to 13 years old in primary and secondary schools and is designed to inspire excitement in STEM subjects.


This year’s show focuses on magnets and the important role they play in everything from healthcare, to transport to electricity generation.

A series of experiences and demonstrations showcase practical applications of science concepts and bring them to life for the students.

Richard Hamer, education and skills director, BAE Systems, said: “We’re committed to supporting young people and local communities across the UK and over the last 17 years, the Schools Roadshow has proved to be an effective way to encourage young people to explore STEM subjects and consider future career opportunities.

“These activities help companies like ours develop a diverse and talented pipeline of apprentices and graduates whose skills are critical to the UK maintaining its leadership position in technology and innovation.”
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