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The Royal Air Force and the Kingfisher Centre at Future Park in Bacup recently played host to year 10 students from across the Valley.

In an innovative and unusual approach to maths, the workshop involved a carousel of activities including testing pupils’ reaction times under differing conditions; using investigative measures to decipher codes; planning and co-ordinating catering services
for large numbers of personnel;loading a cargo bay; testing skills of observation by identifying aircraft and shapes from aerial photographs; measuring and estimating noise levels; and plotting co-ordinates to arrange flight plans.

It was a popular and challenging interactive session with one of the instructors commending the students for their teamwork, communication and problem solving skills, commenting that “ these are some of the best sets of pupils we have ever worked with!”