29th April 2022
Big Bang! Visit to Houses of Parliament
On Tuesday 26th April a group of students had the opportunity to visit the House of Parliament to present project work they have previously submitted to the national Big Bang Competition, which is an annual event where schools are given the opportunity to showcase a wide range of STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths) ideas.
Our students were specially invited to this exclusive event to speak with a range of MPs and STEM industry leaders, who were excited and interested to see 2 environmentally themed projects:
- a sustainable solar mobile phone charger idea and working prototype created by a year 9 student, during last year's D&T online learning, as part of North Yorkshire Business Education Partnership's Green Energy Challenge
- and a social media style video to promote issues of heat loss and insulation faced by many UK homes, produced while working in classroom bubbles during Engineering Design lessons, as a response to the UK Government's Grand Challenges agenda.
The work was presented to members The Parliamentary and Scientific Committee with and was supported by EngineeringUK, who support schools nationally with exciting STEM activities. Our students were given the opportunity to talk at length with many of the attendees and showed their passion for their STEM work exceptionally well.