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Science made fun for Buckinghamshire pupils – June 2017

Saturday 17th June 2017

We are delighted to be running the BigBang@Bucks this week, in partnership with the Buckinghamshire Learning Trust. Over 800 pupils from primary and secondary schools across Buckinghamshire will head to the BLT’s Learning Campus at Green Park in Aston Clinton to participate in a wide range of exciting science activities.

BigBang@Bucks is part of a series of ‘mini’ Big Bang events being staged throughout the region in conjunction with the Big Bang Fair South East.

Children will attend a variety of engaging hands-on, practical workshops that include ‘Making Edible Cars’, ‘Investigating Soap Films and Motorways’ and ‘Experiencing Slime.’ There will also be an interactive STEM fair, with activities delivered by a wide range of partners including BAM Construction, RAF Trenchard Museum and Kingston Universities ‘Lab in a lorry.’

Karen Crinyion, Curriculum Lead for STEM at the Buckinghamshire Learning Trust said: “These conferences are a fantastic opportunity to engage pupils with STEM activities and inspire them to become the scientists, mathematicians and engineers of the future. The Buckinghamshire Learning Trust and Science Oxford look forward to these fun and inspirational days for young people in the county and the opportunity to collaborate with local STEM industries and charities.”

BigBang@Bucks incorporates the Buckinghamshire final of the Big Science Event, a practical science investigation competition for primary schools. Exciting news just announced, the winners of Big Science event 2017 is Great Brickhill’s High Ash Primary School!

Cathy Sturrock, our Head of Education said: “It is fantastic that we are able to integrate the finals of this prestigious competition into the BigBang@Bucks conference, showcasing the work of over 4000 pupils who have been planning, carrying out and producing posters to show the outcomes of their hands on scientific investigations.”

Buckinghamshire Learning Trust is an educational charity delivering a comprehensive range of services to schools and early years settings, including school and early years improvement, specialist teaching, CPD and other key support services.

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