On Wednesday 18th June our Cheshire pupils went to the Big Bang Event held at Staffordshire University and had an amazing day!
The young people went into two lectures and actively engaged in a number of small hands-on activities run by local further education establishments and employers.
The STEM activities were a great way for our young people to sample different learning experiences in real life context, while also talking to colleges, universities and employers from the West Midlands region.
The first lecture involved a rapper delivering science through rap music and one of our youngsters even had the confidence to get up in front of 100 people to dance to fortnite music as part of the interaction! The second lecture was about drug investigations and how to identify unknown samples using chromatography and computer database analysis.
As the young people moved around the university campus they enjoyed participating in different activities including coding, key hole surgery simulation and using a radiography machine. They quickly realised that key hole surgery is not as easy as it looks on the television, however one of our pupils did come fourth in the coding challenge.
A fun, active and informative day was had by both pupils and staff!