The Big Bang Fair South East brings together school children, teachers, STEM employers, STEM Ambassadors and volunteers in a unique festival atmosphere to celebrate all things STEM. The dates for this year’s Big Bang Fair South East were 26 and 27 June 2019 – watch this space for the 2020 dates.
FREE for schools to attend, the aim of the fair is to ‘inspire students to continue studying STEM subjects and pursue STEM careers with a view to reducing the STEM skills gap’.
At the event in June 2019, over 13,000 school children from 215 schools in the South East took part in hands on activities, workshops, demonstrations and shows put on by over 121 employers, making STEM subjects fun and relevant.
- Organised by STEM Sussex, it is the largest regional event in a national programme led by EngineeringUK.
- We are delighted that Gatwick Airport are returning as our headline sponsor for the third year running.
- The event is held at the South of England Showground (Ardingly, West Sussex RH17 6TL) which provide opportunities for zoned sponsor and exhibition areas showcasing interactive activities in a mix of marquees, agricultural buildings and outdoor space.
In 2018, 95% of students surveyed enjoyed themselves and 82% said they learnt a lot by taking part.
The event is also host to the Regional Heats and Award Ceremony for the Big Bank UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition.
Watch the 2019 event video to see why it’s so popular with students, teachers and employers alike.
We will post more details about forthcoming Big Bangs in late 2019 and 2020 on this website.