Science made fun for Buckinghamshire pupils

  |  Published: Jun 27th 2017

Over 750 pupils attended the 2017 BigBangatBucks STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) conferences on 21st and 22nd June.  Delivered in collaboration with Science Oxford, BigBang@Bucks moved to its new venue at Green Park allowing pupils to take part in workshops in the Learning Campus, attend a STEM fair in the sports hall and take part in workshops around the site.

Primary and secondary pupils from across Buckinghamshire attended a wide variety of STEM workshops to include ‘Edible Cars’ delivered by the West Herts and South Bucks Science Learning Partnership, ‘Soap films and motorways’ delivered by the Bucks, Berks and Oxon Maths Hub and ‘Microbit buggies’ delivered by Science Oxford.

In addition to the workshops, Buckinghamshire Learning Trust was joined by a large range of STEM Ambassadors, professional associations, local businesses, universities and local volunteers to run a STEM fair.  From competitions to see who could build the biggest tower from lollipop-sticks and shot glasses to finding out the latest news about the attempt of Bloodhound to break the world land speed record, all of the pupils who attended loved walking around the stands and participating in hands-on activities. The highlights of the STEM fair were the activities delivered by year 11 and 12 pupils from Sir Henry Floyd, St Clement Danes, Chesham Grammar, Holmer Green Senior, Alfriston and Aylesbury High. Despite 35 degree temperatures, students from Aylesbury High persevered with their organ dissections and over 600 pupils contributed to a ‘reaction speed’ investigation developed by students from Sir Henry Floyd. 

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