Worthing College Event

1 November 2017 | Source: Worthing College Event

On 19th October local school students, from year groups 9-13, attended the Big Bang event at Worthing College.

This event allowed students to engage with A-level STEM students, local employers and universities to find out more about the opportunities a career in STEM can provide.

Throughout the day representatives from the South Central Branch Committee, Chantal Nobs, Peter Bromley and Ian Galloway, and volunteers from Worthing College provided an interactive stall, giving away lots of IoP freebies and resources. The activities included amazing marshmallows, balloon kebabs and straw oboes, organised by Chantal, and Ian shared an array of physics puzzles to challenge both students and parents. The stall was very popular throughout the event, and saw over 220 young people interact with the activities.

Committee member, Chantal Nobs, also took part in two “People like me” workshops, with about 30 students in each workshop. Young women from local schools, considering taking a STEM subject at A-level had the opportunity to talk to women, like Chantal, who have a career in STEM. The students also completed a light-hearted personality test to highlight the benefits of finding a job that suits the way you like to work, and the huge variety of jobs available with a background in STEM.