Science staff organised for the whole of Year 9 to visit the annual Big Bang Fair in Birmingham on 13th March.
The huge hall was packed with an amazing variety of STEM related shows, lectures, displays, interactives, games, and things to have a go at. It was hard to say whether students or indeed the staff had more fun!
We spoke to a lady that operated astronomical telescopes around the world, another did DNA mapping looking for cancer markers, there was a Red Arrow jet to sit in. Rolls Royce engineers explained how they were developing 3D printing in metal, and looking towards electric engines. An army diver was sitting and waving at us from the bottom of a huge water tank. There were whizz bang shows, there were ambulances, army tanks, diggers, train development (H2S), … there wasn’t enough time for everything.
Looking to the future, one area was set aside for schools to display their own projects (we at Priory have attended this in the past). So Year 7 and 8 pupils….. when you get to Year 9 you will have the opportunity to do a project of your own choosing . Maybe, it could be put on display at the Big Bang Fair!