Big Bang inspires next generation of scientists


scienceOrganisers are urging teachers to register now for free tickets for their pupils to the Big Bang: UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair, to be held between 10 – 12 March at ICC London ExCeL.

The fair is the UK’s biggest ever free celebration of science and engineering for young people, aimed at unleashing passion and excitement in the next generation of scientists and engineers.

The large-scale event will host 120 interactive activities, exhibitions and live shows.  It also provides the ideal opportunity for young people to find out about the exciting career options available in science and engineering.

The Big Bang will also house the finals of the prestigious National Science & Engineering Competition. Professor Brian Cox, one of The Fair’s biggest advocates, will also be attending on Friday 12 March to judge in the finals and reward some of the UK’s most inspiring young talent.

Headline acts include live performances from BBC One’s Bang goes the Theory and an explosive line up of daredevil experiments from Sky TV’s Brainiac Live! TV’s favourite fictional duo Wallace and Gromit will also be bringing their ‘World of Invention’ roadshow to The Big Bang, where visitors can get creative at the clay station.

Paul Jackson, Chief Executive of The Big Bang 2011, said: “This year’s line up is set to be bigger and better than ever, giving young people unforgettable hands-on experiences. As well as showing just how fun science and engineering can be, we hope that it will encourage them to think about a future in science and engineering.

“As well as an entertaining and educational day out, teachers will find lots of useful information to inspire their pupils inside the classroom too. STEM skills are fundamental to the future growth of the economy and encouragement from teachers will help keep STEM subjects at the forefront of pupils’ minds.”

To find out more and book your place visit www.

February 2011

School Leadership Today