Education Roadshow brings RAF to Life

The College’s Year 7 and 8 students were treated to an education roadshow organised by the Royal Air Force to give an insight into life in the forces and career opportunities available. 

Visiting the College in May, the interactive presentation highlighted the four forces of flight, flew drone in the College’s Daphne Collman auditorium, recreated a powerful jet engine and covered important topics such as the practical uses of virtual reality and the importance of cyber security.

Year 8 Leila Tanner gets involved in the roadshow
Year 8 Leila Tanner gets involved in the roadshow


The roadshow was welcomed by the College’s award-winning Science Department, who continue to deliver science curriculum in an innovative and interactive fashion. 

Roadshow presenter, Nathan Childs, was impressed with the young audience: “Newton Abbot College’s students were fantastic; I couldn’t believe how well behaved and engaged they were. There is a lot of misconception surrounding the RAF, with many people thinking it is just bombs and bullets. We are showing students that there is a huge array of career opportunities with the Royal Air Force including doctors, chefs and engineers. We are here to demonstrate that the possibilities are virtually endless.”

Year 8 Charlie Chippet tries on a virtual reality headset
Year 8 Charlie Chippet tries on a virtual reality headset


Year 8 student, Zak-Ray Linley-Moss, enjoyed the experience: “It was real a privilege having the Royal Air Force come in and educate us. They used really interesting and very funny methods of teaching and we all had great fun. The roadshow gave me a much clearer view on what the Royal Air Force is all about and the opportunities they offer. It was a great way of making our learning come alive, which was fantastic.”   

The roadshow gave me a much clearer view on what the Royal Air Force is all about and the opportunities they offer. It was a great way of making our learning come alive, which was fantastic.

Zak-Ray Linley-Moss, Year 8
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