Every team really got into it and we got a good level of competition between teams trying to beat each other over the 3 days

Petty Officer 'Bash' Bates

Bash said of the event, "Usually for STEM events we focus on 'hard skills', different variations on engineering, but for this we decided to use our tried and tested 'soft skills' PLT approach to try and get across the importance of good communication in difficult circumstances. 

“Every team really got into it and we got a good level of competition between teams trying to beat each other over the 3 days. The different approaches to the task were interesting to see and hopefully all those who took part will take away something from the event that will help them later in life.”

The second Navy team were from the UTC Portsmouth and consisted of Chief Petty Officer Andy Hampson and Commander Sophie Shaughnessy and demonstrated pneumatic principles to the students using FESTO STEM Learning Systems. The students were then given a pneumatic circuit to build to mimic the demonstration.

The Education Business Partnership (EDP) STEM Fair, hosted by Fareham College was a joint venture involving nearly 700 young students ranging from 9-11 years from 13 schools from across the local area.

Local affiliated organisations and companies presented a variety of activities which gave young students hands-on experience of the diversity that STEM can offer, both in industry and in every day life.

Accelerated Apprentice Scheme (Marine Engineering)

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