Army inspires the next generation

Youngsters from across the North West have been given a fascinating insight into the science, technology, engineering and mathematics which power the modern Army.

Hosted over two days at Altcar Training Camp in Merseyside, around 400 students from local schools and colleges got to explore a range of stimulating interactive experiences including controlling bomb disposal robots, 3D model printing, a dive tank, plant machinery football, mechanical engineering and even gaming.

The event featured a number of Army Cap Badges and civilian organisations as part of the Government’s scheme to engage youngsters between the ages of 12 – 18 in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects by demonstrating them in practical scenarios which can help inform future career choices.

Warrant Officer Class 1 Pete Shiel, from Regimental Headquarters Royal Engineers, said: “It’s about inspiring young people and showing them the fantastic opportunities that the Army has to offer within STEM. Together with our civilian partners we want to show them the rewarding careers they could pursue within these fields in the future.”

Also displaying were Wagtail Detection Dogs and Jacobs Engineering Group.