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A group of year 3 and 4 children took part in an exciting opportunity to attend an Armed Forces/Emergency Services Careers Event. This was the first time the industries had come together to hold a large-scale event of its kind. On arrival we were greeted by many different people working in a variety of careers, who were all excited to tell us a little about their career paths and how they got into the role they did. The children were free to move from stall to stall asking questions to learn about the different job roles.

In addition the trip included dedicated time for the children to attend a STEM Village, which had been set up ready for children to explore and learn about jobs within robotics and electrics. The children were soon immersed in controlling robotic arms and taking on challenges to control them to move objects. The engagement teams present, who were demonstrating the robotic arms, were very impressed with the children’s ability to control them so quickly.  A second activity here in the Stem Village involved following quite tricky instructions to create an electrical circuit, that when completed correctly would sound an alarm/buzzer. The children worked together brilliantly to complete this piece by piece until they were successful.