Students in Year 9 are been invited to attend an exciting event based around STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths). This should provide a taste of some of the amazing careers and the latest applications of STEM, with the hope that many students might even be inspired to follow a STEM based career in future.
The event is on Thursday 14th March 2013 and is a trip to the London ExCeL centre, to visit the Big Bang Exhibition (http://www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/home.cfm). The Big Bang – UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair – is the UK’s biggest single celebration of science and engineering for young people and aims to celebrate and inspire young people. The Big Bang Fair is full of interactive stands, activities, workshops and shows. The day will run from approximately 9.00am – 3.00pm and transport will be provided to and from school, returning in time for school buses at the end of the day. Students will need to either take a packed lunch and something to drink, or some money to buy food and refreshments at the Exhibition. They will be accompanied by members of staff and will need to be in school uniform.
This fantastic opportunity is free to attend, but we will require the cost of transport of £24.00. If you would like your child to take part please return the permission slip (below), cheque or cash, and the attached medical form by Friday 26th October to the Science department. Places are limited to 48 students. If we have more than this number then names will be drawn–any unsuccessful students will be notified on Friday 9th November and have money refunded. It would also be helpful to know whether parents or members of students’ immediate family are already working in STEM careers: please indicate this on the form. The forms can be downloaded here:
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Science teacher.
Mrs V Furness firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Head of Science