Sandhurst Trip For STEM 2019Posted on: 04/11/2019
Thousands of army officers have been trained here including well known and diverse figures such as Sir Winston Churchill, singer James Blunt and two times Olympic gold winning rower Heather Stanning.
Churchill Hall, where we started our day, is named after Sir Winston Churchill, the only Prime Minister who has ever completed officer training at the Royal Military Academy. The Old College, where we met and talked to some of the industry partners, was completed in 1812 making it the oldest part of the Academy. It is where those training to become officers in the British Army start their 44 weeks of training, and finish by marching up the front steps.
After a long ride on the coach, we were introduced to the heart of Great Britain’s defence itself, and we were interacted with a variety of companies. These interactions provided us with an opportunity to understand the STEM industry in general. In addition, we have had a better knowledge of all range of jobs related to STEM. As a result of this respiring trip, we are aware of many different roots to a career in STEM through university or apprenticeship.
Chelsie Tan, Naomi Ursaciuc and Krisha Padua - Year 10
I was amongst a group of Year 10 students who were selected for their hard work so far for this academic year to visit Sandhurst. On Friday morning 27th September 2019, we went to a CAREER STEM Fair that displayed remarkable technological devices. There were 52 industry and Army stands exhibiting at the STEM CAREERS FAIR including; Ice, Institute of Mechanical Engineers, PWC, Transport for London, GSK, Goldman Sachs, DELL, BT, Microsoft, JACOBS, etc. There was one technology that stood out the most for me, it was the virtual reality headset that allows you to feel as you’re in a building. Sandhurst was a great school trip destination. Not only we were introduced to the military, but this day helped us to raise aspirations and have an idea of our career choice in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Cyrus Ehambaram - Year 10