Carol Vorderman and Jason Bradbury to join Red Arrows STEM day

Businesses, scientists and celebrity ambassadors will once again join forces at an event to encourage the next generation of engineers in Lincolnshire.

The Red STEM Day to be held at RAF Scampton on July 8 follows on from the successful inaugural event last September, which highlighted the importance of studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects to schoolchildren.

The Red Arrows will showcase their renowned engineering precision with a scheduled practice to act as an inspiration for the pupils.

Joining the Red Arrows at the event will be Gadget Show host Jason Bradbury and former Countdown co-host and Cambridge University engineering graduate Carol Vorderman.

Gadget Show's Jason Bradbury. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Gadget Show’s Jason Bradbury. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Students will also have the opportunity to see 20 interactive exhibits provided by companies such as Aston Martin, BAE Systems, Bentley, Land Rover and Mercedes AMG Petronas to outline the career opportunities available by studying STEM subjects.

The event has been organised by the Red Arrows in partnership with The Education Business Partnership (EBP).

An EBP spokesperson said: “As part of our ‘Potential for Growth’ brand, The EBP currently manages the Schools STEM Network and STEM Ambassadors programme throughout Lincolnshire and Rutland.

“Acting as a broker between education and the world of work, The EBP enables young people aged 5-19 years, of all backgrounds and abilities, to meet motivating role models and understand practical applications of STEM subjects.”

Check out the action from the first Red Arrows STEM Day in 2014: