The Big Bang Fair South East 2020 is taking place on 1st and 2nd July, South of England Showground
At this moment in time Sussex STEM is planning for the event to go ahead.
We are continually monitoring and responding to the changing threat level posed by Corona Virus Covid-19 and following Government and NHS guidelines, with a view to prioritising everyone’s good health. Hence we are regularly reviewing the viability of the event (taking into consideration that every organisation has its own policies and practices too) and will keep people updated as and when things change, endeavouring to give as much notice as we possibly can
The Big Bang Fair South East (BBFSE) brings together school children, teachers, STEM employers, STEM Ambassadors and volunteers in a unique festival atmosphere to celebrate all things STEM.
FREE for schools to attend, the aim is to inspire students to continue studying STEM subjects and pursue STEM careers with a view to reducing the STEM skills gap.
2019’s event welcomed over 13,000 school children from 215 schools in the South East
121 employers made STEM subjects fun and relevant by hosting shows, demonstrations, workshops and providing hands on activities
Organised by Sussex STEM, it is the largest regional event in a national programme led by EngineeringUK
Gatwick Airport returned as our headline sponsor for the third year running
The event is held at the South of England Showground.
In 2018, 95% of students surveyed enjoyed themselves and 82% said they learnt a lot by taking part.
The event is also host to the Regional Heats and Award Ceremony for the Big Bank UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition.