The Big Bang Fair
Mosslands Science Club members travelled to the NEC in Birmingham for the Big Bang Fair
When the members of The Mosslands Science club awoke on Saturday 17th March at 4.30am ready to venture to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, there was a definite feeling of trepidation about the day ahead. Five minutes after arriving, this feeling was replaced with excitement.
Why were we there you might ask? Miss Coulson entered The Science Club into a competition that would see us showing off our hard work at The Stem Clubs Showcase. Stem clubs from all over the country entered and 12 clubs were selected to showcase their work at the NEC. The project that they took was ‘Engineering for our Future’ and it certainly provided a talking point for many people walking around the exhibition. We received a participation award for attending the event and the work that we have done, a definite highlight!
The NEC had between 23000 and 25000 members of the public in attendance on the Saturday and there was plenty to see. Companies such as Shell, National Grid, Jaguar/Landrover and EDF energy were there to inform on their career options and explain their role in our Scientific future. The lads in the club described the day as ‘inspiring’ and ‘surprising’, probably due to diversity of what was on offer. One minute you were watching ‘Brainiac LIVE’ the next you were talking to someone about an engineering apprenticeship. All in all, a great day was had by all. Now we focus on our next showcase at The Big Bang North West, held in Liverpool in July. Watch this Space!