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Countdown’s Rachel Riley meets Ermine Primary Academy pupils in STEM event

Lucky pupils from Ermine Primary Academy were fortunate enough to meet a famous face from television on Monday.

Countdown’s Rachel Riley recently arrived in Lincolnshire to promote the benefits of STEM subjects while inspiring the next generation of science, technology, engineering and maths-based workers.

With the event being held at nearby RAF Scampton, the well-known 30-year-old presenter highlighted some inspirational tales from local employers that continue to play a fundamental role in the local economy.


With Siemens and Jaguar Land Rover represented, not to mention the Royal Air Force of course, our Ermine Primary Academy students even got to witness a first-hand air display on behalf of the Red Arrows!

Not to mention some children actually getting to sit within the cockpit of the aircraft itself!


As part of Riley’s talk on site, the 2016 event encompassed the theme of Women in STEM with local employers hoping that an increasing amount of females will embrace careers in such fields going forward.

As Ermine Primary Academy continues to underline its status as a top primary school in Lincoln, here’s the best of social from an incredibly fulfilling day.


Looking forward to an amazing day at RAF Scampton STEM day.


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Special guest is @RachelRileyRR children can’t wait to ask her some maths questions


— Ermine Primary EPA (@ErminePrimary) June 13, 2016


Learning to fly a drone #stemday16


— Ermine Primary EPA (@ErminePrimary) June 13, 2016


Learning about what keeps the Red Arrows up in the air #STEMDay16


— Ermine Primary EPA (@ErminePrimary) June 13, 2016


Cheeky selfie with @RachelRileyRR at #STEMDay16


— Ermine Primary EPA (@ErminePrimary) June 13, 2016


Chatting with @RachelRileyRR about maths and engineering


— Ermine Primary EPA (@ErminePrimary) June 13, 2016


What a day so far at #STEMDay16 with the Red Arrows and @RachelRileyRR


— Ermine Primary EPA (@ErminePrimary) June 13, 2016


Display time #STEMDay16


— Ermine Primary EPA (@ErminePrimary) June 13, 2016