Schoolchildren Tackle Engineering Challenge at RIAT

Children from schools in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire will get the chance to pit their engineering and technology skills against one another at the Lockheed Martin Schools Engineering Challenge taking place at the annual Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 15-17.

Lockheed Martin UK is sponsoring TRI@RIAT for the fifth consecutive year and will be joined by industry partners, including Air Tanker, BAe Systems, GE Aviation, Goodrich, L3, QinetiQ and Rolls-Royce, working alongside schools in the challenge.

Teams of students, aged 13 and 14, will be challenged to develop a solution to an engineering problem within a workshop environment. The highlight is the presentation of their work in the TRI@RIAT arena to the visiting public and judges.

Stephen Ball, chief exectutive of Lockheed Martin UK, said "With our innovative education outreach strategy, we have a unique opportunity to take young people on an interactive journey through science, engineering, technology and maths and to inspire them to understand the value and excitement of our industry."


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