Our Y6 boys enjoyed a fun-filled day at the Big Bang Fair at the NEC Birmingham on Thursday 14 March.

With so much to see and do the boys were spoilt for the choice by the many stalls, displays and interactive activities on offer. Highlights included getting up close to the Bloodhound supersonic car, which is pursuing the land speed record; testing their sprinting speed in the ‘accelerator’; handling cockroaches and driving robots. The boys also took in a couple of shows including ‘Weirdology’ with TV ‘Gastronaut’ Stefan Gates, and another called ‘The best experiment of all time…ever!’

The show gave the boys the opportunity to speak with other young scientists who were full of knowledge and passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). They also gained a great insight into how real scientists and engineers use the science that they learn at school, and the exciting careers that are available to them in STEM.

“It is always wonderful to see the boys so engaged, excited and inspired by science, technology, engineering and maths. With virtual reality, medicine, marine biology, film and TV, space exploration, explosive chemistry, crime-solving, robots, computer coding, microscopic bugs, giant trucks and more, there was something for every boy at the fair. I am pleased to say that they all embraced the opportunity, and were, as always, superbly behaved and a credit to the school.”

Ian Silk, Headmaster
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