The third Big Bang @ Holy Trinity School, on 22nd March, will be a day of exciting and fun activities aimed at encouraging young people to undertake further studies and pursue career possibilities in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.
Teachers at the school organised their first ‘little’ Big Bang in 2015 following a visit to the Big Bang Fair South East, at the South of England Showground, the previous summer. According to a member of staff, the day of hands-on activities “gave students a clearer understanding of how the curriculum fits into the real world – and most of all it was fun!” Almost 90% of the Key Stage 3 students involved said they had “really enjoyed” the day.
Staff will be creating and running their own workshops, as well as inviting other organisations to provide activities. They will include STEM Sussex, from the University of Brighton, with their ‘egg drop challenge,’ Curiosity Hub with Lego robotics and the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s ‘energy watch’.
“The Big Bang is a chance to apply learning to a real-world context,” said teacher, Colleen Wells. “It has been brilliant to see the enthusiasm and energy the students have for the different challenges and workshops.