Balshaw’s Church of England High School

BAE Systems Visit - Year 11 Students

3 June 2019


On Tuesday 2nd April, a group of Year 11 Balshaw’s students, accompanied by Mr Melling and Mrs Seedall, visited the Academy for Skills and Knowledge at the BAE Systems site at Samlesbury, Lancashire.

The main focus of the visit was to look at the essential role that procurement plays in the manufacturing industry. We also looked at the vital role that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) plays both at school and in industry, as well as careers. The day revolved around several workshops, discussion and presentations. The students also had a guided tour of the ASK facility and everyone was impressed by the learning environment that BAE had created. If only we had a real, full size Hawk jet trainer aircraft in one of our Technology or Science classrooms. 

In the photographs (shown below) you can see the students, looking as cool as possible, with Mrs Seedall in the VR Cave, a 3D/virtual reality room set up for training and demonstration purposes, and Mrs Seedall watching the girls with the ‘Balance the Broomsticks’ challenge, which they did it in a record time! This is just one of the fun learning activities in a work space aimed mainly at primary students that can be found at ASK.

Balshaw’s would like to thank everyone for BAE involved in the day and for making it such a huge success.

Mr Melling, 
Assistant Headteacher
i/c STEM


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