Future inventors at Pennthorpe

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The Little Big Bang @ Pennthorpe is a unique and hugely exciting, fully interactive science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) event taking place at Pennthorpe Independent Prep on Friday 14th October.

At time of press no less than twelve schools across the state and independent sectors of Surrey and Sussex have confirmed their attendance.

Photos courtesy of Pennthorpe

Photos courtesy of Pennthorpe

Back by overwhelming demand, the Little Big Bang @ Pennthorpe will this October again be inspiring a new generation of inventors.

Last year the atmosphere was electric, with industry representatives from Elekta, GSK and Pfizer revving up the excitement with hands on displays and demonstrations for the pupils.

The afternoon was rammed full of exciting opportunities to get involved with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) either through demons trations, shows or by entering The Project Competition.

The event was such a resounding success that organiser Michelle Catterson, Head of Science at Pennthorpe school, has expanded the programme even further this year, adding a whizz-­bang Ministry of Science theatre show full of explosions to amaze and astonish.

“We’re really going all out this time,” she explains, “we were a little cautious last year as it was our first time to host an event like this.

“As it turned out, my only regret was not having booked a professional photographer to capture it all on film!”

With twelve schools already registered, thirteen exhibitors bringing wow-­factor interactive activities, and a host of pupil entries for The Project Competition, the Pennthorpe hall is very nearly at maximum capacity.

To grab one of the remaining spaces contact Michelle Catterson without delay.

Parents and families of attending pupils are welcome, as are interested members of the public who have pre-­registered.

This event is offered free of charge, fully sponsored by the Pennthorpe School Trust in an effort to share the wonder of STEAM.

Yes, that’s correct; At Pennthorpe the STEM programme has gained STEAM; it expanded this year to include the Art depart ment, adding a powerful design dimension to the mad science culture for which the school is becoming renowned.

The Ministry of Science shows will be at 9am and 12.15am. Register your interest by emailing Michelle Catterson at mcatterson@pennthorpe.com

Contributed by Pennthorpe Independent Prep

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