Big Bang Fair Newham

Newham College hosted a local Big Bang Fair at its Stratford Campus on Thursday 22nd March. Big Bang Fairs provide a platform for young people to explore science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) beyond the classroom.

The event attracted local schools and engaged young people, employers and scientists in subject-specific taster sessions, demonstrations from employers such as London Air Ambulance and practical tasks, such as building artificial water networks for Themes Water.  There was also a careers fair and a unique science show from the Ugly Animal Conservation Society.

Rhian Davies from Timstar, who supply schools and colleges with science equipment, said:

This is my first time doing demos with pupils but I’ve got over 20 years’ experience of working as a technician in schools so the process isn’t new to me. It’s really worthwhile for local schools, because it’s a free event that provides pupils with an excellent opportunity to work with equipment that may not be available to them at school
Rhian Davies Timstar

 

 

Rhiannon Evans, Learning & Outreach representative from London’s Air Ambulance said:

I think careers fairs are really important, because the more students can meet different people who do different jobs the more then can find out about suitable careers
Rhiannon Evans London's Air Ambulance

 

Newham College Principal and Chief Executive, Paul Stephen also attended the event and thanked employers for participating and sharing information about STEM careers . He also took an interest in the demonstrations and activities that kept students engaged throughout the day. Paul said:

 “It was a brilliant event.  All the classes were inspiring and engaging and both the students and the teachers enjoyed themselves.  They all had the opportunity to gain an interesting insight into STEM careers”.

 

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