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Big Bang Fair

Year 8 and 9 students embark on a trip to the Big Bang Fair

On Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd June, Year 8 and 9 students embarked on a trip to the Big Bang Fair at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, where they viewed more than 50 different exhibitions. With a massive building, packed with exciting and interactive activities, students participated in an array of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related exercises.

Rolls Royce, the Royal Air Force (RAF), the Army Signalling Regiment and MAN SE were some of the major companies providing an exciting insight into what career opportunities they offer.  Other activities such as programming software and robotics, flying drones, and learning about radiation and medicine were available.  Additionally, hosts who are specialists in STEM fields conducted talks on three separate stages throughout the day. Apart from the students participating in the exhibition, they also got a lovely view of the British countryside and developed their social skills with students from numerous schools.