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Year 7 enhance scientific learning at Big Bang Fair

Year 7 enhance scientific learning at Big Bang Fair

A group of pupils at Rydal Penrhos enhanced their scientific learning on a recent trip.

The Year 7 group travelled to the Big Bang Fair last month, where they had access to hundreds of hands-on STEM activities, workshops and stage shows.

More than 80,000 people visited the Fair across the four days, an increase of 15 per cent compared to last year.

The pupils also had the chance to speak to professional engineers and scientists who had volunteered their time to inspire the next generation.

A host of high-profile companies attended the event, including BAE Systems, Airbus, National Grid, Rolls Royce, Sellafield, Siemens, Air Products, Aveva, DE&S, Interserve, GKN, Meccano, Roche, Specsavers, Staffordshire University and Zeiss.

Paul Jackson, Chief Executive of EngineeringUK which organises the fair, said: 'We are delighted that The Big Bang Fair continues to be a source of STEM inspiration for young people.

“The commitment of the industry and wider community to The Fair saw classroom learning to life and young visitors, their teachers and parents engaged in meaningful careers conversations with professionals.

“We have already been approached by sponsors wanting to sign up for the tenth Big Bang Fair in 2018, which highlights the ongoing commitment to inspire the next generation.”

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