More than 200 workshops, shows and demonstrations shone the spotlight on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) study and career options.
Among the stands were Gatwick Airport who helped students to embrace the full range of IT and engineering skills required at the airport in their dedicated zone and CGG who enabled pupils to hear sound through their teeth!
Other highlights of the action-packed day included students expanding and deflating marshmallows, using a flight simulator, making lava lamps, building chairs from newspaper rods and meeting awe inspiring reptiles and birds.
As well as activities, student attendees were treated to a range of exciting shows. The ‘Science Magic’ show revealed the science in magic tricks through the ages and Creative Space’s interactive planetarium looked at the lifecycle of stars.
A huge amount of fun had on the day with serious career messages. Martin Heffer, Board Member of the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, explained the event’s regional importance:
"It is great to experience the impact our sponsorship had on such an exciting event that reached such a wide range of young minds...STEM skills are a key gap in our region and this event helps address this issue, to ensure that our businesses can recruit and develop the talented workforce of the future."