South Thanet MP, Craig Mackinlay, has supported an event in Sandwich for young people that aimed to show just how many exciting and rewarding opportunities there are in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related careers and Further Education.
Attendees of the Big Bang event at Discovery Park, which included around 1000 pupils from Kent and Medway secondary schools, were able to enjoy interactive exhibits and stalls, workshops run by local companies and an exciting STEM show by John Coad on the Elements of the Periodic Table.
Craig Mackinlay MP commented:
“The take-up of STEM subjects by school pupils continues to rise, up 4.5 per cent on last year and up 23 per cent since 2010.
“That’s why I was delighted to support this excellent Big Bang event, hosted by Discovery Park in partnership with Pfizer and Canterbury Christ Church University, which showcased to 1,000 students from 30 schools in Kent the wide range of opportunities available in STEM industries and showed how learning can translate into real careers in the growing tech sector.
”Very well done to everyone involved.”