Each year, Leonardo is proud sponsor and attend the Big Bang Fair, offering visitors to our stand the chance to discover the exciting world of engineering. Unfortunately, given the risks to the general public relating to Coronavirus, the 2020 show was understandably cancelled. However, we look forward to returning in 2021 with some great interactive activities for visitors to enjoy.
The Big Bang Fair is the largest celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for young people in the UK. It aims to show young people (primarily aged 7-19) how many exciting and rewarding opportunities there are out there for them with the right experience and qualifications.
Through the Big Bang Fair and a series of regional and local events, the organisation works with partner organisations – across business and industry, government and academia – such as Leonardo, to try and give a flavour of the real scale of engineering and science in the UK.
Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham during mid-March, the Big Bang Fair features over 200 organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors. It is led by EngineeringUK in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering, and supported by numerous sponsors from industry, academia and the public sector.
Interactive Activities for Aspiring Engineers
Amongst the interactive activities we showcase on our stand are: