Big Bang inspires next generation

DM15225248a Looking at marine animals
DM15225248a Looking at marine animals

STUDENTS came face-to-face with a life-size killer whale as The Big Bang @ Adur and Worthing returned for its third year.

The engaging and interactive engineering and science fair was organised by Northbrook College and held at its Shoreham Airport Campus on Tuesday.

DM15225184a Worthing mayor and mayoress Michael Donin and Linda Williams with the motor sport team from Northbrook College

DM15225184a Worthing mayor and mayoress Michael Donin and Linda Williams with the motor sport team from Northbrook College

Part of the Big Bang South East programme, the vibrant event enabled students aged ten to 14 to engage with STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and maths, bringing their learning to life and helping them to understand their application in industry.

The youngsters were able to try their hand at flying a Chinook helicopter on a flight simulator and meet a magician, who turned maths into magic, among the 23 activity providers.

Zoe McCaig, from a visiting academy, said: “The pupils I brought were blown away by all the different activities they got to do and they really enjoyed the day.

“Some of my older STEM pupils were overawed by some of the opportunities there are at colleges and universities, so much so that they want to do an assembly in school to show others not only what they do in STEM Club but also what they did at the Big Bang event.”

DM15225236a From left, Big Bang project manager Maxine Green, Worthing mayor and mayoress Michael Donin and Linda Williams, and Adur District Council chairman Carson Albury

DM15225236a From left, Big Bang project manager Maxine Green, Worthing mayor and mayoress Michael Donin and Linda Williams, and Adur District Council chairman Carson Albury

Andrew Swayne, chairman of event sponsor Adur and Worthing Business Partnership, was delighted to witness the enthusiasm and engagement of the students.

He said he was encouraged to see how the event has grown, with more activity providers each year.

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DM15225196 Hannah Rossiter from the National Physical Laboratory with pupils from The Sir Robert Woodard Academy

DM15225196 Hannah Rossiter from the National Physical Laboratory with pupils from The Sir Robert Woodard Academy

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