Big Bang London East 2018

On Thursday 5th July, Newham College welcomed thousands of school pupils from Newham and neighbouring boroughs for a day of interactive Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) exhibitions. . The Big Bang London East event is part of a national programme to inspire school pupils by helping them discover how STEM is changing the world.

There were a huge number of interactive stalls, shows and workshops taking place throughout the College’s East Ham campus. Exhibitors included Thames Water, Siemens sustainable cities initiative, The National Space Academy, London Transport Museum and the BBC’s Terrific Scientific.

East Ham MP Stephen Timms also attended and met with school pupils, employers and STEM Ambassadors to raise the profile of young peoples’ achievements and engagements in Science and Engineering. He saw pupils take part in a competition to showcase their skills and knowledge of STEM subjects, then presented prizes to the pupils who had done the best work.

Newham College has worked alongside partners in Westminster Kingsway College for the past three years to deliver the London regional Big Bang STEM Fair. It’s culminated in over 8,000 visitors from 153 schools and 79 projects coming together. This year our science ambassadors will aim to reach even more young people who aren’t yet engaged with any official STEM programme
Tracy Laudat Head of School for Science & Humanities at Newham College


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