The Big Bang Fair is the UK's largest Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics showcase for young people in the UK
The Big Bang Fair is a unique combination of exciting, interactive science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) exhibits and careers information aimed at inspiring for 7 to 19 year olds to take up STEM careers or studies in the future.
The Fair takes place at the South of England Showgrounds, Ardingly. It brings classroom learning to life for young people, allows them to meet hundreds of scientists and engineers, to get hands-on with science and engineering and shows them where their STEM studies and interests might lead in the future.
This June, the Big Bang Fair was saw over 8,000 young people from various schools across the South East of England attend. Those who attended were able to take full advantage of the various workshops, shows and talks that brought awareness to careers in STEM careers.
Our Kings Health Partners colleagues were at hand to advise young people about the large variety of opportunities and career pathways that were available through our education and employability programmes.
Amongst our team of Healthcare Heroes were midwives, a geneticist, a Widening Participation Officer , an apprentice from Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust as well as the Widening Participation Lead from King's Health Partners and medical students from King's College London. The team did an amazing job of promoting the exciting range of opportunities that King's Partners offers.
Visitors to the King's Health Partner's stands featured child birthing models, restorative breathing apparatus, an interactive model of the Human DNA, information about the new Discover Healthcare website, and interactive human anatomy virtual t-shirt, Ressus Annie dummies and an array of career guidance information.
The Big Bang Fair is a yearly event which is held at various locations across the country. To find out more about the Big Bang Fair follow this link to the Big Bang Fair official website.