Exciting offer from

Armed Forces to

Cornwall’s Schools

Army, Navy and RAF teams,

will demonstrate robotics, teamwork

and engineering in Cornwall’s schools

Cornwall has been chosen to host this year’s Armed Forces Day national event in June. And to mark this honour expert teams from the Army, Navy and RAF are offering to visit primary and secondary schools to provide practical demonstrations and teach-ins.

The programme is being co-ordinated by Cornwall Council’s Education Business Partnership, which for over twenty-five years has delivered motivational activities for young people.

Schools offered a preview

of the Military Village

One of the highlights of Armed Forces Day in June will be the Military Village where assets and equipment will be on display – and schools are invited to a special preview a day ahead of the general public

In support of the Armed Forces Day National Event taking place in Falmouth your school is invited to attend a preview of activities within the Military Village on Friday 23 Jun 23 as a special Youth and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Day.

All three Services have brought been brought together to showcase a range of military capability and equipment including STEM-specific activities and challenges. 

The Military Village will be positioned in Falmouth at Grove Place car park near the Cornwall National Maritime Museum. 

Parking is limited in the town due to the event across the weekend, so please register on the form below and we will send you more information about drop off points and parking.

Please note the Military Village is in a public space so please ensure you bring sufficient staff for supervision and safeguarding. 


    Please tick the activities you would like to register your interest for:-

    Details above will be used only to respond to your enquiry and not for any other purpose



    10 schools will have the opportunity to take part in the Armed Forces Day Robotics Challenge.

    • A whole day of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) activities aimed at year 3 and 4 students. This will be a fun packed hands-on day using programmable robots and engineering-based tasks to develop problem solving, teamwork and communication skills.
    • Following the STEM day a team of 10 students, to be selected by the school, will be invited to Falmouth on 23 June to take part in an inter-school Armed Forces Day Robotics Challenge.


    Registration is now closed for the STEM day and event at Falmouth. But we are able to offer additional Armed Forces Day Robotics workshops at Bodmin KEEP museum. Please register your interest using the contact form above.

    Royal Navy Attract

    Team South West (RNAT)

    The Royal Navy team will design and deliver bespoke engagement activities for year 6 pupils, and for 10 to 18 year olds. All activities are designed to develop and practice leadership, communication and teamwork skills whilst having fun, with interaction from all participants.

    Army Regional

    Engagement Team (RET)

    This is a team of six soldiers with a wide range of experience across the Army’s many different job roles. They will concentrate their efforts on Years 10 and above (over age 14). The RET can deliver STEM and team-building activities, give career presentations, and offer an unlimited range of other activities.

    RAF Careers

    Engagement (RAF CE)

    Numerous fun activities that have a focus on key personal qualities like teamwork, leadership and communication, which will help prepare students, from Year 10 upwards, for a challenging life beyond the classroom. A tailored RAF Careers presentation will provide students with an opportunity to view some of the exciting jobs on offer in the Royal Air Force.

    Primary and secondary schools across Cornwall are invited to get involved in any or all of these activities. For more information please contact : ebp@cornwall.gov.uk , or Gavin Beresford on 07925 360487. To register your school’s interest please use the contact form above. The activities are free and correlate with the Gatsby career guidance benchmarks, so will directly support your school in achieving these important milestones. Teams request a minimum of fifteen participants to make the sessions viable.


    As part of Armed Forces Day the Florence Nightingale Museum is offering schools the opportunity to receive a free online workshop – either a Mary Seacole or a Florence Nightingale zoom workshop.

    These sessions last approximately 40 minutes and in them the children help to bring the story to life as well as having the chance to ask any questions they may have. Sessions are suitable for up to two classes at a time (approx 60 children) and we recommend them for KS1, although can adapt the tone slightly for KS2 or higher.

    Limited places available so please book soon. Full information is on this website:

    We are grateful to A&P, sponsor of Armed Forces Day National Event 2023 schools activities.