Furness Big Bang Fair 2020

March 10-11th 2020 at Furness College 

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Furness Big Bang Fair

FESP partners with C-STEM to put on this two-day spectacular, which welcomes more than 1,000 primary, secondary and college students.

In 2017 the event has widened its reach to include primary schools from the outside the Barrow area, to promote STEM careers and learning to even more youngsters. The BEP (Barrow Engineering Project) Schools all attend, Secondary schools attended Tuesday morning and Primary schools on Wednesday with coaches funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering who this year extended their travel offer to aid other schools who would otherwise be unable to attend. 

The event is supported by a wide range of local STEM businesses including BAE, Siemens, and GSK. Each business hosts an interacting stand with activities that pupils can engage with and plenty of freebie to take home.

“I think Big Bang is like the best time of my life”

"It is an awesome way of finding out new things!"

Pupil Feedback

OCTOBER 17-18TH 2017 

Science Fair sessions stole the show with a range of fantastic experiments put on by Furness College Science Department. Secondary and Primary pupils alike were wowed with explosions and volunteer pupils and teachers assisted with the presentation.

Oscar the Robot was once again a massive hit greeting pupils on the 3rd floor and collecting their evaluation forms. Pupils chatted to Oscar and had their photos taken, although teachers might not have been impressed with Oscar's less homework suggestion! 

Pupils used pedal power on a bike to see if they could generating enough power for a TV at the Electricity North West stand. The school groups worked with staff and students from University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust to see what is involved in a hip replacement and also see how hospital respiratory equipment is used. Youngsters got the chance to do some anti-doping detective work with GSK Ulverston. The pupils worked with the company to test mock urine samples of sportspeople and find the cheats who had been using performance enhancing drugs.

"It's a fantastic event to get our pupils thinking about business links and the range of careers available. They can match their interests with careers."

Teacher Helen Woods (Greengate)


Contact Us:

Furness Education and Skills Partnership 

Furness College 

Ironworks Road


LA14 2PJ

UK Registered Charity:

Registered: 24 April 2019

Charity No: 1183085

Some photography on this site kindly provided courtesy of The Mail 

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