Young Scientists Make Big Bang @St Joseph's In The Park an Explosive Success

'Tomorrow's World' was the theme of the Big Bang @ St Joseph's In The Park STEM event. The school invited 150 children from local schools for a series of interactive workshops run by experts in the field including QMUL, GSK, Airbus and Setpoint

Young scientists at the Big Bang STEM festival
Young scientists at the Big Bang STEM festival

5th March 2019 — St Joseph's In the Park, the independent prep school in Hertingfordbury, Hertfordshire literally doubled in size this month when it hosted its biennial STEM festival. The Big Bang @ St Joseph's In the Park had 'Tomorrow's World' as its theme and the hands-on, minds-on learning of the 150 children, who visited from local state schools, was firmly focused on acknowledging, understanding and tackling the issues of the future.

Workshops were presented by Setpoint, Airbus Defence and Space, GlaxoSmithKline, Queen Mary University of London, local independent secondary schools and STEM ambassadors, who enhanced the STEM curriculum by providing fun and interesting activities, including acid rain and its cause and effects, avoiding plastic, asthma and respiratory problems, 'from mouthwash to saving babies' lives', air pollution and its effects on the unborn child, 3D printing for spacecraft, the use of optics to transmit sound, structures, space, mathematics, rocket launching and team problem-solving.

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Hands-on science workshops (Ray Crundwell Photography)

St Joseph's In The Park (Coed 3-11) is a day school in Hertfordshire.

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