Our Year 6 pupils made an early start this morning to set off to The Big Bang at the NEC. The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK. The aim of The Big Bang is to show young people (primarily aged 7-19) the exciting and rewarding opportunities that are available out there for them when they eventually enter the world of work if they have the right experience and qualifications. Our children will have the chance to watch exciting theatre shows, participate in interactive workshops and see a host of interesting exhibits. In addition, they will have the chance to find out about careers information from STEM professionals.
Last year a team from Oldswinford Hospital School were crowned UK Young Engineers of the Year.
The winning project ‘David’s Wheels’ saw friends Rogan McGilp (16), Stuart Chau (17) and Ethan Dunbar Baker (15) spend three months designing and building a hot rod. Inspired by Rogan’s younger brother David, who is severely disabled, the car is fully accessible for wheelchair users. It has a lowered floor and a throttle to control movement, meaning you don’t need to use your legs to operate it.