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18
Jun

BUDDING young scientists enjoyed a fun-filled day of science and exploration at the launch of an event.

Youngsters from all over the city attended the launch of City College Plymouth’s ‘Big Bang Near Me’ event.

The Big Bang event saw over 280 pupils from primary and secondary schools take part in activities based around science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

The youngsters took part in activities covering everything from bubbles to submarines, and optics to hydraulic arms, and were able to interact with a host of engineers, mathematicians and wild animals.

The event featured 24 interactive stands and activities delivered by a range of STEM organisations, including zoos, marine engineers and science specialists.

The pupils also took part in a half-hour workshop within the college’s new Gazelle STEM Centre which is equipped with the latest digital technology to help explore the human body, experiment with physics and solve crimes.

Andy Robinson, STEM centre co-ordinator, said: “The range of organisations and activities on the day showcased just some of the fantastic work taking place across the city.

“STEM subjects form a huge part of the city’s economy and the energy and enthusiasm from the event will hopefully inspire the next generation of STEM workers.”