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.
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.”
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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