Maths experts give top tips at school

RAF personnel winged their way to see North Somerset pupils and show them the value of learning maths.

RAF personnel winged their way to see North Somerset pupils and show them the value of learning maths.

Uniformed men and women went to see youngsters at Worle Community School in Redwing Drive on Tuesday.

The RAF personnel ran workshops to enable GSE pupils, aged 14-16, to see how to use maths in every day life as part of a recruitment campaign.

There were lots of practical hands-on activities for the youngsters to engage in and students were given scenarios, based on RAF life.


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The RAF Maths Workshop tour is a national initiative, which has been developed by the Ministry of Defence and teachers.

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RAF inspectorate of recruiting, group captain Mark Page, said: "With maths widely regarded as one of the most difficult subjects to learn and with it often being considered by pupils to be irrelevant in everyday life, the workshops are in high demand from teachers seeking help to engage students with the subject.

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