Leeds West Academy


BAE Systems Roadshow

Getting Creative with Maths and Engineering 

Leeds West Academy welcomed BAE systems roadshow on Tuesday 16th January 2018.  The roadshow was devised in response to the Government's acknowledgement that there is a shortfall of 'home grown' scientists and engineers to meet the needs of the country. The event captured the interest of our Year 7 and 8 pupils and hopefully it has inspired them to take STEM subjects in the future and ultimately increase the pool of talent in years to come.

This year’s show, entitled "It's a Numbers Game”, introduced students to a series of fun and fascinating ways in which Maths is used in everyday life, including examples of the practical application of mathematical techniques within BAE Systems, the RAF and the Royal Navy.

The interactive presentation included the most up to date technologies to demonstrate the importance of Maths in the future of Engineering – the amazing robot, MIA, showed off her mathematical genius and the students explored the uses of Virtual Reality and developments in facial recognition technology. Students were invited to participate in some of the demonstrations and problem-solving games as the show aimed to help embed the learning that they encounter in school.