Thanks to the success of the first Science in Action camp in 2016, the number of places available was doubled this year, but with over 300 applications the competition for places was fierce. In total 45 female and 112 male cadets from around the UK took part, with some travelling up to 10 hours in order to attend.
The camp consisted of a series of activities and short lessons, showing how the Army uses a wide array of technology. Tuition was provided by Army experts and by ACF/CCF adults with STEM subject expertise. To ensure they could provide suitable activities for all ages the cadets were divided into two main groupings: Junior Company (GCSE level – up to school year 10) and Senior Company (A level – for school years 11-13).