For one day in February the famous Silverstone racecourse was home to our STEAM Showcase courtesy of Big Bang near me organisers. Big Bang Fair
Open to students from Year 10 – Year 13 the event excited students about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) via workshops, an exhibition space and the chance to talk to real-life scientists and engineers.
Pathways exhibited at the Showcase and were able to provide information on the range of routes through education that young people might explore. Using programmable robots pupils were able to draw a map to their dream career and talk to our staff about their aspirations. It was a great event, and hearing all sorts of different ideas was really inspiring!
• Increase understanding and interest in Higher Education amongst participants
• Increase female participants’ awareness of STEM subjects in HE and pathways into STEM degrees or courses
• Raise awareness of different routes and courses at university
As with other activities on the REACH website the STEAM Showcase is predominantly aimed at students from a widening participation (WP) background.
This event is open to whole year groups, but teachers may want to select students that would benefit most from an intervention of this type, particularly young women considering studying science, maths or ICT after GCSE or A Level study.
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