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Bring the Big Bang to your school!

The UK needs many more engineers and scientists and equipping young people with skills in science, technology, engineering and maths is key to their future employability. The Big Bang Near Me programme plays a vital role in inspiring the UK’s future scientists and engineers at a regional, local and school level.

The Big Bang @ School supports schools to deliver events to excite pupils about STEM subjects, inspire them to consider science or engineering careers and let them talk to engineers and scientists face-to-face.

A Big Bang @ School Fair can be as big or as small as you like. You could invite local businesses to take part, involve STEM ambassadors, bring in activity providers or do it all by yourself. The important thing is that pupils have fun finding out where their STEM studies can lead them.

Last year, more than 130,000 students and over 900 employers visited regional and local Big Bang Fairs.

What are the benefits of hosting a Big Bang @ School?

  • It’s FREE
  • Enhance the STEM curriculum, showing students how their science, technology, maths and design technology subjects apply to the real world of work
  • Showcase your facilities by inviting other schools to participate and aid uptake by holding workshops for feeder schools in the area
  • Improve student motivation and attainment, showing students where their qualifications could take them helps them focus on taking the right GCSE courses and achieving the necessary grades
  • Highlight the achievements of your students, showcasing your school STEM Club or project work
  • Raise the profile of your school in the local area through building and strengthen links with local businesses, MPs and the media
  • Offer an opportunity for peer assisted learning – encourage and strengthen students’ ability to present demonstrations to their peers and younger students
  • Contribute to achieving a positive Ofsted report
  • Contribute as evidence towards school or teacher CPD and STEM quality marks and awards

To find out more and apply to run an @ School Fair, visit www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/nearme or email agoodchild@engineeringuk.com

"Societies, companies, learned institutions, - they're all out there wanting to help; everyone has heard of the Big Bang Fair. It's a brand that'll help you open doors and bring people into your school that your pupils will be thrilled to meet."

"By delivering an element of the Big Bang programme I'm actively helping the national drive to promote STEM subjects. I'm proud of my place as a small cog in this bigger machine."

Teacher, Sutton Grammar

“I’m amazed at what the students are capable of – they constantly impress me with their work and commitment outside of the classroom”

Teacher, Sir William Borlase’s School