Does your school need some Big Bang magic? Host an inspiring STEM day filled with amazing science and engineering activities and workshops.
Big Bang at School Blueprint provides UK state-funded secondary schools with the resources, tools, and guidance you need to bring the Big Bang to life in your school.
Inspire and inform your students about all things STEM – all for free! Big Bang at School Blueprint brings together STEM resources linked to the KS3 curriculum and highlights future STEM careers.
It also provides guidance on how to make the most of your Big Bang day, how to plan a programme of activities, how to apply for additional funding support, and how to celebrate student project work.
The Big Bang at School Blueprint includes free hands-on resources to run with your students, linked to the KS3 science curriculum, including The Big Bang Challenge Digital content that can be accessed during the event, or on-demand STEM careers inspiration and guidance on where young people can go next.
Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects
Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects
Learning what the engineering workplace is like
Develop engineering employability skills
Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers
Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering
The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:
The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:
Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.
Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.
Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.
Staying positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.
Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.
STEM Ambassadors from a wide range of STEM-related jobs to help bring subjects to life.
What is engineering? Where can you find it? Come on a journey around the world and find out what engineers do, how they do it, and why!