The Big Bang fair, promoting science, technology, engineering and maths to young people, came to Dorset on 13th March 2019. The Big Bang events are designed to bring science and engineering to life for young people. They provide a valuable opportunity for pupils to experience science and technology hands-on, and interact with inspiring demonstrations (see www.thebigbangfair.co.uk).
Around 2000 pupils from Dorset schools attended the event. Dorchester Middle School sent 48 pupils aged 12 and 13. As part of its programme to support community-based science and engineering projects for young people, Market Cross paid for transport to the event for Dorchester Middle school. This enabled the trip to be all-inclusive, for children of all physical abilities. A representative from Dorchester Middle School said “The event was a huge success for both staff and pupils who had a thoroughly enjoyable day.”