On Thursday 16th March 2017, 100 Year 7 and 8 students went to the Big Bang Fair at the NEC, Birmingham, as part of British Science Week 2017. The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK. There are many different reasons for students to visit the Big Bang Fair. Students can discover virtual reality, medicine, marine biology, film and TV, space exploration, explosive chemistry, crime-solving, robots, computer coding, microscopic bugs, giant trucks and more. The students had the opportunity to visit 100s of stalls all over the NEC to enjoy, high-octane theatre shows, inspiring science and engineering projects and careers information, resources and activities.
Students had a great time experiencing all sorts of different stands, and some have got inspired to take their interest of science further, either through education or perhaps with a career in the scientific or engineering world. All students thoroughly enjoyed their day, seeing real life science in a new and exciting way! We look forward to going again next year!