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Big Bang hits the Waterfront!

Free, fun and educational event designed to inspire young people by the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) all around them.

Young people will be blown away by The Big Bang Cymru taking place at the National Waterfront Museum tomorrow, Tuesday 12 July from 9am to 3pm.

One of Wales’s biggest free fairs revealing the exciting side of science, technology, engineering and maths, (STEM), The Big Bang Cymru boasts a wealth of interactive workshops and activities for young people aged 7-19.

The event will feature a host of interactive displays, experiments, explosions, simulators and shows from a range of exhibitors including Science Junkies, the Bloodhound team, Space Connections, Classroom Medics and many more. The aim of The Big Bang Cymru is to demonstrate how the study of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) can make a real difference to the lives and future career opportunities of today’s young people.

The Big Bang Cymru is one of twelve regional Big Bang fairs that takes place across the UK and for the second year running, is being hosted by Careers Wales. The event will attract hundreds of pupils from across Wales, who will compete for entry into the National Science and Engineering final, as well as the finals of the regional heat of Young Engineer for Britain and CREST.

Speaking about tomorrow’s event, Mandy Wescott, Formal Learning Officer at the Museum said: “We’re delighted to be hosting The Big Bang Cymru at the Museum. It’s a fantastic opportunity to further engage young people into the wonderful world of engineering and highlight the part it played and continues to play in Wales’s industrial past and future.”

Ray Collier, Chief Executive of Careers Wales West, said: “The Big Bang Cymru is a fantastic way of engaging school pupils, teachers, parents, local employers and the general public in highlighting the benefits of studying STEM subjects. The event will hopefully capture the interest of visitors and exhibitors alike — bringing together local representatives from the manufacturing industry, which is expected to be our largest growth sector over coming years, and young people, who are yet to make their minds up about their chosen career paths.

“The Big Bang Cymru is an event unlike any other and it promises to be a fantastic day that will hopefully inspire the youth of Wales to pursue a career in this ever-evolving sector that is key to the future of Welsh industry.”

Paul Jackson, Chief Executive of The Big Bang, said: “The Big Bang Regional Fairs taking place across the country are a great way to show young people first-hand how exciting studying and working in STEM can be. The Fairs are a key part of our ‘year round conversation’ with young people, enabling them to experience close to home the excitement and the opportunities available to them.

“Our aim is that, within five years time, 100,000 children and young people will experience The Big Bang for themselves each year, either at the national or a regional event.”


For more information about the National Waterfront Museum, please contact Marie Szymonski on 01792 638970.