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News: Schools event goes with a bang

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Two pupils from Kirk Hallam Community Academy are pictured programming Fable robots.
Two pupils from Kirk Hallam Community Academy are pictured programming Fable robots.

More than 150 pupils from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire schools attended the Big Bang Near Me science and technology day, at a newly opened science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) Centre at Nottingham College on 25 January.

The event at the DAN­COP Not­ting­ham Col­lege STEM Cen­tre saw the pupils tak­ing part in excit­ing, engag­ing, and unusu­al activ­i­ties to help spark an inter­est in STEM careers. 

From tak­ing part in a giant tyre chal­lenge with the Army, to board­ing a dou­ble deck­er STEM bus, and from pro­gram­ming robots, to learn­ing about the sci­ence behind make up brands, pupils gained lots of valu­able insight into a vast range of careers.

We were pleased to wel­come rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the British Sci­ence Asso­ci­a­tion, Uni­ver­si­ty of Der­by, Boots, the armed forces, and Atom­ic Sci­ence. They real­ly helped show­case the huge­ly var­ied oppor­tu­ni­ties open to young peo­ple in STEM areas. 

Zan­na Mitchell — DAN­COP Project Lead at Not­ting­ham College

The event was deliv­ered in con­junc­tion with Learn by Design, as part of a UK-wide pro­gramme led by Engi­neeringUK, with the aim of bring­ing sci­ence and engi­neer­ing to life for young people. 

The STEM Cen­tre is also now avail­able for school groups to book STEM activ­i­ty ses­sions for their pupils. 

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  • 30th January 2019 (10:28 AM)
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