PICTURES: The ‘Big Bang’ careers fair 2017

Students making playdoh at a session organised by GSK. ks170148-9
Students making playdoh at a session organised by GSK. ks170148-9
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‘Really fantastic’, that is how the organisers of the ‘Big Bang’ held at Butlin’s summed up this year’s event.

Designed as a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects, the day is the culimation of STEMfest which aims to give students an insight to careers and courses in the sectors and counteract the shortfall in skills the industries are experiencing.

The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineer stand. ks170148-1

The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineer stand. ks170148-1

Michelle Galley, STEM Sussex marketing co-ordinator, said: “We have had lots of amazing feedback from students that attended including one who said they now want to become a helicopter pilot.”

Students from Bohunt School (Worthing), Bourne Community College, Davison CE High School for Girls (Worthing), Felpham Community College, Littlehampton Academy, The Midhurst Rother College, Portsmouth Academy for Girls, The Regis School and The Sir Robert Woodard Academy (Sompting) attended last Tuesday’s offering.

Ms Galley added: “They were able to do everything from making a lava lamp to learning about robots.”

Companies hosting hand on activites included Airbus Space & Defence Army, the NHS and the Science Museum alongside local colleges and universities.

Students at the Big Bang event 2017 hosted at Butlin's

Students at the Big Bang event 2017 hosted at Butlin's

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ks170148-8 Students at the Big Bang event 2017 hosted at Butlin's

ks170148-8 Students at the Big Bang event 2017 hosted at Butlin's

ks170148-7 Students at the Big Bang event 2017 hosted at Butlin's

ks170148-7 Students at the Big Bang event 2017 hosted at Butlin's

ks170148-6 Students making badges that light up at the Chichester University stall.

ks170148-6 Students making badges that light up at the Chichester University stall.

ks170148-5 - Jin Hon Yap demonstrating at the Ricardo stand showing students a BMW engine.

ks170148-5 - Jin Hon Yap demonstrating at the Ricardo stand showing students a BMW engine.

Hannah Carter demonstrating an experiment on a stand by Chichester  college watched by Kate Smith, 13, Tilly Smith, 13, and Chelsea Thurston, 12,.

Hannah Carter demonstrating an experiment on a stand by Chichester college watched by Kate Smith, 13, Tilly Smith, 13, and Chelsea Thurston, 12,.

Students taking part in the science event at Butlins. ks170148-2

Students taking part in the science event at Butlins. ks170148-2