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Big Bang Fair North East 2019

The Beacon of Light
Stadium Park
Keir Hardie Way
Wednesday, 09 Oct 2019
Opening hours for visitors: 09:00 - 03:30
Thursday, 10 Oct 2019
Opening hours for visitors: 09:00 - 03:30
Opening hours for competitors: 08:30 - 09:00

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Organiser: RTC


Calling all North East Schools...

You’re invited to be part of the biggest celebration of engineering opportunities in the region for young people.

Following the successful 2018 event, The North East Big Bang Near me event will welcome thousands of 9-14-year-olds on the 9th (Primary day) and 10th October (Secondary day) 2019, at the Beacon of Light in Sunderland.

So what is it?

This event is a collaboration of national and regional businesses who are helping to close the skills gap for engineering by allowing your pupils access to experience real hands-on activities.

With not only the aim of demonstrating and educating the next generation about the engineering activities which take place in the region but this event also aims to inspire participants to explore a career in engineering.

Ok, how can I get involved?

We want your school to be part of this event, allow us to demonstrate to your pupils how exciting engineering can be, through talks, demonstrations, and opportunities to allow participants real hands-on experience all delivered by North East businesses!

The exhibition will be separated into zones, so pupils can explore all aspects of engineering. Which will help your pupils understand the different opportunities available in a wide variety of organisations.

• Subsea, Oil & Gas, Renewables, Energy

• Automotive, Rail, Aerospace

• Chemical, Biotech, Pharmaceutical

• Civil, Structural, Construction

• Creative, Digital, Technology

• Big Bang Competition

But that’s not all…

In addition to the main exhibition we will hold the North East Regional Heat of the ‘Big Bang’ young science and engineering competition which aims to raise awareness of the range of STEM careers available to young people and the routes into those careers.

To find out more about the Big Bang competition and to get your school involved and to enter please click here.

Schools are allocated a maximum of 15 pupils each, if you think you may want to bring more pupils, please indicate this in the section within the form and we will be in touch if we can accommodate more.

Places are limited, so sign up soon!

Please note, zone titles are subject to change

If you need any further information or experience any problems with registering your interest please contact us on or 0191 516 4400

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