A group of pupils from KS4 visited ‘The Big Bang’ held at the Hilton Hotel at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
The Big Bang aimes to inspire, enthuse and inform young people about the careers, training and opportunities available within STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) industries. It is a showcase for businesses and colleges, and a great oppotunity for our young people to see what post-16 opportunities there are on offer.
Pupils were given the opportunity to create rope. It seemed simple, but this process was facinating to watch and to participate in.
The pupils enjoyed listening to Colin Falconer from BOC. He used liquid nitrogen to showcase how exciting science can be.
It was fascinating to watch this computer program solve a rubiks cube using sensors, a microprocessor and lego.
The year 10’s explored a helicopter, kindly on display from the Navy.
Of course, A big hit was the Occulus – an incredible piece of technology that will explode into the mainstream in the next couple of years.
Pupils took part in a time trial changing a tyre, beating many other hampshire schools.
With so much to see and do it was a real hit with the pupils (and the staff).