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Westminster Kingsway hosts Big Bang London

Friday 14 July 2017

Westminster Kingsway College hosted the Big Bang London today, with hundreds of students taking part in exciting STEM workshops.

School children from all over Greater London attended the event at the college in King’s Cross, which showcased fun and educational activities based on science, technology, engineering and maths, in an effort to promote careers in these subjects.

Students were treated to a huge array of fun-filled theatre shows, robotics workshops, and careers information. For most of the staff and students attending, the highlight was meeting Alaska the bald eagle, who was kind enough to calmly perch on any willing participant’s outstretched arm!

Dr Ken and his science circus were another popular show for students and staff alike; he wowed audiences with his circus skills demonstrations, whilst describing the scientific principles behind each trick. Dr Ken said: “Giving students fun and engaging real-world examples of how forces works make it so much more interesting for them.”

Rory, in year 9, from the Hackney New School enjoyed the Big Bang, saying: “I’m interested in STEM subjects anyway but it’s really fun to see the practical activities going on. It’s been really good to just walk around.”

Charlotte Watts, from Teddington School, said: “We have brought our best scientists and STEM club members to build and sustain enthusiasm in the subjects – and most importantly, with girls. Lots of our girls are happy as they have found out about future careers and have lots of free goodies to take home.”

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