Big Bang Fair: Students demonstrate skills at STEM event

On Tuesday 26th of June, thirteen Year 9 pupils attended the annual Big Bang Fair at Doncaster Racecourse.

The event is the largest one-day STEM event in the Yorkshire and Humber region. It offers exciting, interactive activities which aim to enthuse and inspire students to take up STEM careers.

Our students were placed on the ‘UK STEM Control Freak’ stand where they demonstrated their programming skills using a small computer called a ‘Crumble’. They helped younger visitors to the stand with solving and re-programming the crumbles to perform different tasks. At times, the stand got very busy and all students had to help out.  

Throughout the day, our students were also allowed to visit the other stands to see what else was on display. They experienced making their own aeroplanes and getting up-close with a Tarantula! However, the most popular stand of the day was inevitably the sweet shop!

Well done to the following students for a fantastic day exploring STEM: Caden Bates, Ellis Calow, Jake Eldon, Lewis Eldon, William Grant, Nicola MacKinder, Tracey Medcalf, Tyler Rees, Jacob Robinson, Max Senior, Caitlin Stephenson Alan Strauhs and Josh Green.