The Big Science Event is Back in Bucks

27 June 2016

After a hugely successful day in Norfolk, the Big Science Event run by Science Oxford has taken place for its second event of the year, this time in Buckinghamshire. Schools from across the region have come together to share experiments and be inspired by STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) projects.

The Big Bang @ Bucks event, sponsored by the Bucks Learning Trust, is all about inspiring young people from all backgrounds to study science, technology, engineering and maths with awesome interactive activities and workshops to get minds racing. 


The first day of the The Big Bang @ Bucks incorporated the regional finals of the Big Science Event. We saw a great range of experiments and ideas as the Primary School children took to the stage to showcase their investigations. It was a difficult decision for the judges but the winners of the Playforce prize were the children of Holmer Green Junior School. We can’t wait to talk to them about choosing a prize to help them take science into the playground.


Alongside the Big Science Event finals, the children (and adults!) also had the opportunity to enjoy fun and hands-on activities that proved there’s no excuse for science to ever be boring.


Some of our favourites included….


Whack-A-Mole with the Code Club



Fluffy Microbes with e-Bug (who knew germs could be cute?!)


Racket Rockets, Sci-Fi Slinkys and Helicopters with Sarah’s Adventures in Science. 




We love getting involved in the Big Science Events as it gives us an opportunity to explore amazing new ways of taking science into the playground and to see exactly the type of experiments and creative learning that children across the UK love. It’s incredible to see the investigations they design and it’s inspiring to see how schools are incorporating outdoor learning into their STEM subjects.  


The Big Bang @ Bucks event will also be taking place tomorrow as they create a STEM Fair for local Secondary School children. Follow the #BigBangatBucks hashtag to keep up to date with all the events and activities. 


Not had enough of the Big Science Event? Don’t panic! We’re supporting the next one in Oxfordshire too. Keep your eyes peeled. 

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