One of the biggest science fairs in the region, The Big Bang Yorkshire and Humber, was at Doncaster Racecourse from 10am to 4pm on Tuesday 27 June 2017.
Over 2000 primary and secondary school students attended the interactive exhibition delivered by Derbyshire Education Business Partnership (DEBP) and sponsored by Northern Powergrid, Arco, Polypipe and Tarmac Ltd. It aimed to engage young people in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) through a fun and educational experience.
There were over 40 STEM-sational hands-on exhibits and interactive workshops from handling mini-beasts, amazing science experiments to having a go on a virtual reality welding machine, and much, much more! These activities were from organisations such as Animals in Tuition, Biochemica Water, Cool Science, Dinostar, Doncaster College, Humberside Fire and Rescue, and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, to name but a few!
Three shows enabled young people to discover how much fun science can be including The Bonkers Balloon Science Show from SciEnts, Michael Faraday from Johnny Ball Productions and Surprising Science from Science Magic Shows.
The event also celebrated and raised the profile of young people’s achievements in science and engineering. Students, teachers and STEM clubs were invited to bring along and showcase the great projects they’d been working on. They had the chance to talk to STEM professionals about their work, gain experience and build their confidence to pursue their goals. Holmfirth High School, Outwood Academy Shafton, Tapton School and The Grammar School at Leeds will go on to represent the region at the national finals at The Big Bang at Birmingham NEC in March 2018.
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