Big Bang Fair South Wales 2018

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EESW is pleased to be bringing one of the largest events in STEM to South Wales again this year at Parc Y Scarlets, Llanelli on Thursday 19th April 2018.

There will be over eighty teams from across South Wales attending to display the work they have completed during the EESW Sixth Form Project in 2017–2018.

There will also be samples of the activities EESW/STEMCymru can offer all schools throughout Wales – including First Lego League, Introduction to Engineering (i2E), information about our Headstart Cymru courses and our F1 in Schools track – come and see what we do!

If you would like to attend this event, please click to register!

Visiting Schools General Visitors Exhibitors

Some of our exciting exhibitors and shows include:

Science Made Simple Shows – 

Why Physics? – How can we use diamonds to improve the internet? What is a laser and why are they useful? How can we make a magnet levitate? Physics helps to uncover the mysteries of the world we live in, and these discoveries are used to improve our everyday lives. This new show by science made simple, in collaboration with Cardiff University physicists, looks at cutting edge research and explores the exciting applications of physics. From atoms and imaging to materials and magnets, this show reveals the hidden places where physics is useful to all of us, and shows you the kind of things physicists are doing right now.

Bubbles and Balloons – Your audience will be sure to be excited by our giant bubbles and whizzing balloons, they will have their curiosity stirred and will be encouraged to explore the properties of materials. This and so much more are covered in this interactive and memorable show.

Bloodhound Education – The bloodhound show features the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics that have gone into creating the fastest car in the world, including practical demonstrations of rocket chemistry and sonic booms.

Mad Science (9)Mad Science South Wales – Mad Science will have lots of exciting and interactive activities at the event, including activities on forces and gravity, static electricty & circuit building, polymers & slime and science of magic busking and giveaways!  Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity.

University of South Wales – A variety of interactive and exciting activities.

Kier Construction – Interactive and exciting activities.

Educ8 – Come and have a go at our Virtual Welding Activity!

General Dynamics – Information about us and our exciting engineering apprenticeships and graduate opportunities.  Come and have a chat with real apprentices and learn what a career with General Dynamics has to offer you!

Arup – Information about us and our summer placement and work experience schemes.

TATA Steel – Virtual Welder Kit & Information about TATA Steel.

Associated British Ports – Information about ABP and a display showcasing our apprenticeship progression routes

Calsonic Kansei – Come and see what we do!  Have a look at our products and learn about our company.  Take part in an interactive method improvement activity.

Denford – Demonstrations of CNC routers, laser cutters and 3D printers

Swansea University – Information about us and the courses we offer

SPECIFIC – Our vision is “buildings as power stations” – buildings that are able to generate, store and release their own solar energy. We will discuss renewable energy and add interactivity through easily accessible games (e.g ‘spin the sun’) and create bangles that react to sunlight. We will also have various solar powered gadgets to demonstrate how solar energy works in ‘real life’.

Renishaw – Equator lego maze game and pedal power bike

IET  Visit the IET stand to find out about engineering careers and have a go at our hands on engineering activities.

Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm – Information about what we offer and a display of tropical invertebrates

Cardiff Metropolitan University, School of Art & Design – Learn about us and the courses we offer – we also have some interactive activities at the stand, so come and have a chat!

Boxford – Demonstration of a new range of laser cutters

General Dynamics – Information about us and our exciting engineering apprenticeships and graduate opportunities.  Come and have a chat with real apprentices and learn what a career with General Dynamics has to offer you!

UWTSD Display of undergraduate student project work to encourage GCSE/A Level students to consider studying design at University

Many more to follow…

There are also a number of interactive and pre-bookable activities at this event, including workshops and shows from:


Jaguar 2D – Students can make a cardboard car and race it down our 20 metre race track!

Energy Workshop – Students will participate in a practical energy car challenge

Bridge2ICE Bridge to Schools – ICE gives young people the chance to build miniature version of the Second Severn Crossing!  Using our model cable-stayed bridges, children experience bridge building at first-hand, while wearing hard hats, high-vis vests, gloves and goggles. After the bridges have been built, each child gets the chance to walk across and test their engineering skills.

Dark Sky Wales – Experience the night sky within Dark Sky Wales digital planetarium. Explore the myths and legends of the constellations before delving deep into the depths of space visiting, planets, galaxies, nebula and star clusters. Best of all you will be able to ask a real astronomer questions in this interactive adventure.

Dyfed Powys Police – Come and join Dyfed-Powys Police and learn about fingerprints and the technology behind “reading” a fingerprint.

Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm – An opportunity to learn a bit more about some of our favourite tropical bugs and the chance to hold some too!

and more….  Keep checking here for information!

If you wish to make an activity booking, please register using the buttons above.  You will then be sent an activity booking form.  Booking forms are accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Places will not be allocated without a completed form.