Healthcare Heroes attend Big Bang Fair
Staff from across King’s Health Partners attended the largest Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) showcase for young people in the UK.
The Big Bang Fair is a unique combination of exciting, interactive STEM exhibits and careers information aimed at inspiring seven to 19-year-olds to take up STEM in the future.
The Fair takes place at the South of England Showgrounds, Ardingly. It brings classroom learning to life for young people, allows them to meet hundreds of scientists and engineers, lets them get hands-on with science and engineering, and shows them where their STEM studies and interests might lead in the future.
This year, the Big Bang Fair saw more than 8,000 young people attending from various schools across the south east of England.
King’s Health Partners colleagues were on hand to advise young people about the large variety of opportunities and career pathways in STEM. Among the team were midwives, a geneticist, a Widening Participation Officer, and an apprentice from Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust as well as the Widening Participation Lead from King's Health Partners and medical students from King's College London.
Visitors to the King's Health Partners stands could see child birthing models, restorative breathing apparatuses, an interactive model of Human DNA, an interactive human anatomy virtual t-shirt, Ressus Annie dummies, and an array of career guidance information.
The Big Bang Fair is held at various locations across the country. To find out more about the Big Bang Fair visit the Big Bang Fair official website.
To find out more about the opportunities available, visit the Discover Healthcare website.