11 November 2016
Cadets from across the UK spent their October half term holiday at Rollestone Camp, Wiltshire, for the ACF's very first national Science in Action Camp - a week-long, hands-on camp run by technical experts from the army, civilian professionals and teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
78 cadets (aged 15-18) were selected to attend the camp, which was designed for those studying STEM subjects at school or college to be able to see how the theory learnt in the classroom can be applied in exciting, real world examples.
Demonstrations and practical sessions were provided by soldiers from the Royal Artillery, REME, Royal Logistics Corps, Royal Engineers, Royal Signals and the Army Air Corps, and included building a model rocket car, model bridge building, experiencing the World's largest virtual training system - the Combined Arms Tactical Trainer - and getting hands on with an Apache helicopter.
The variety of theory and practical lessons covered during the camp aimed to enthuse more young people to consider a future career in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths.