Engineering shows up at Big Bang science fair

Sellafield STEM educationFor the sixth year running, the Sellafield Ltd’s Big Bang Project Team will host a stand at the Big Bang Fair educational science fair in Birmingham, as part of the company’s commitment to encouraging the next generation to get involved in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM subjects).

It also supervised, along with Brathay Challenge apprentice team, a competition amongst schools across West Cumbria and Warrington for the chance to win a school trip to Big Bang fair, funded by Sellafield.

Year 9 students had to designed and constructed a catapult, and these were then tested in a marshmallow-firing-competition, with points awarded for distance travelled, reliability and accuracy.

Penketh High School were crowned the Warrington winners and Stainburn School and Science College were Cumbrian champions.

“This project is a great way for us to give back to the communities around both of our main sites, and show how we can relate STEM subjects to our industry,” said Stephen McEvoy, a graduate members of the Project Team.

Big Bang Fair celebrates STEM education and is at the NEC from 13th to 16th March

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