At our major sites we sponsor a range of education projects, and employees get involved with local schools to support young people and promote STEM subjects - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Here you will find information about a selection of the local education outreach activities that we run.
Primary years 3-5 (ages 7-9)
The workshop comprises a series of interactive exercises and an element of performance. Each workshop runs for a half day with a whole class. The pupils are taken on a journey around an Engineering world. They learn key concepts about engineering and the jet engine through a variety of media including discussions, small group activities, design activities and puzzles. The activity is designed and managed by trainees.
Primary years 1-6 (ages 5-11)
Science Alliance is a programme that links Rolls-Royce scientists and engineers to primary schools. Company personnel are directly involved in science lessons, helping to make the practical part of the National Science Curriculum more interesting and fun for children aged between 5 and 11. The concept of Science Alliance was introduced to the UK from Delaware USA by the Centre for Science Excellence at Sheffield Hallam University.
Secondary Key Stages 3 and 4 (ages 11-16)
Schools for Engineering is run in conjunction with the Industrial Trust. The project takes the form of an interactive exhibition around the life-cycle of the gas turbine aero-engine, from market analysis to after-sales service. The project culminates in a visit to see a full scale Trent engine in the Technology Exhibition at Moor Lane, a trip around the Heritage Centre and a quiz. The activity is designed and managed by trainees who host groups of Key Stage 3 or 4 students from local schools.
Secondary Year 9 students (aged 13-14)
Tracks is a workshop aimed at Year 9 students. The workshop introduces the students to large, global companies, informs them about jobs available and the skills needed to do them.
The students get an increased awareness about careers in large global companies, a chance to practise the skills needed in the world of work in a fun environment, with real-life role models.
Primary Years 3-6 (ages 7-11)
Bright Sparks is a new education project designed to increase awareness among school children in the area of the sources of renewable energy and the benefits and challenges of their use in everyday life through a series of hands-on practical experiments and interactive exercises.
Taking place in school the two-hour activity includes an interactive discussion of renewable energy, fun and hands on experiments and a discussion of the outcomes.
Primary Years 5-6 (ages 10 – 11)
JET aims to inspire an interest in science and technology, developing links with local schools and to promote pride and respect for the local area and having a positive and lasting impact on children. JET incorporates a visit to our Heritage Trust Exhibition followed with interactive and practical learning activities.
Primary years 5-6 (ages 9-11)
The workshop is divided into two main sections. The first contains presentations, discussion and pupil participation linked to the Science curriculum. The second involves the pupils working in small teams to design, build and test a jet-powered aircraft.
A partnership between business and education to support all schools in Bristol.
ABLAZE (A Bristol Learning Action Zone for Education) is an independent charity, founded by local businesses such as Rolls-Royce, Airbus, GE, HSBC, HBOS. It began life as the business support group for the Bristol Education Action Zone and has the aim of improving attainment, attendance and achievement in Bristol schools. It is recognised by the local authority as the primary link between the authority and local business.
Secondary year 8 (ages 12-13)
The Rolls-Royce FanTastic Challenge is a competition between Bristol schools to design and make the fastest, most efficient and most powerful electrically driven fan powered vehicles. Find out more on the FanTastic challenge webpage