The Big Bang comes to Fairfield

June 25 2014

PARENTS and pupils of local schools were invited to an open evening at Fairfield High School to learn about what career options are available through studying science and maths.

PARENTS and pupils of local schools were invited to an open evening at Fairfield High School to learn about what career options are available through studying science and maths. Pupils taking part in the parachute challenge

The evening involved STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related activities, including a tower challenge involving marshmallows and spaghetti, a parachute challenge, playing with robots, and discovering clever functions on the school's sewing machines.

There was also an opportunity for visitors to speak with local industry players including Airbus, and to gain advice from Tomorrow's Engineers and Learn By Design.

Fairfield was voted STEM School of the Year in 2012 and is involved in the Big Bang and Tomorrow's Engineers - national initiatives to encourage young people into engineering careers.

The school also offers GCSE Engineering to students in the area, and actively takes part in encouraging girls to consider the subject.