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Students experience the Big Bang!

Students enjoyed a trip to the Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair at Birmingham NEC on Friday 15th March where they took part in interactive workshops, exhibits and theatre shows.

The fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people across the UK and students from Years 7 to 9 had the chance to visit a wide range of exhibitions. These included finding out about insects that rule the world, seeing a robotic cooking display, learning how to build a digital instrument, creating simple engineering solutions, and much more.

Students were also able to speak to a diverse range of scientists and engineers who do exceptional jobs to find out how they could follow in their footsteps.

Additionally, the students attended shows, which included stepping into the realm of microscopical wonders with the BBC One Show's resident scientist Marty Jopson, answering some big questions with Weirdologist and TV Gastronaut Stefan Gates, and joining the Mad Science team for a session all about the wonders of germs.

Bishop Perowne student Catherine Horsington enjoyed the visit. She commented: "I had a wonderful time at the Big Bang Fair – it was amazing and so enjoyable. There were so many things to learn, see and take part in. I can't wait to visit again next year."

Mark Pollard, Headteacher, added: "Events like these really engage and inspire the students. The Big Bang Fair gives students the chance to put into practice the knowledge they have learnt in their STEM lessons, as well as helping them to ensure they choose the right GCSE options to help them follow their chosen career path."

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