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26th Oct 2023

The Big Bang Fair

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair is here! Join us for free at the NEC in Birmingham on Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 June 2024. Discover hands-on activities, careers panels and workshops that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

The Big Bang Fair is open to groups from state-funded schools for young people in:

  • England and Wales: year 6 to year 8 
  • Northern Ireland: year 7 to year 9
  • Scotland: P7 to S2

The Big Bang Competition

Know the next space explorer or climate change hero? Got an idea that will transform people’s lives?

Inspire inquisitive minds to think big, challenge facts, ask questions and invent solutions with the UK’s top annual science and engineering competition. Young people are amazing – help them shine and change the world.

Join the fun! (…and develop skills along the way)

  • Build confidence and teamwork skills
  • Solve problems
  • Get expert feedback
  • Celebrate and share your work

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition is free, and is open to young people in the UK aged 11 to 18 in state-funded secondary education, who are home educated or who enter as part of a community group. Competitors can only enter one project, either on their own or as part of a team. 

The Big Bang Competition is open! The Competition will close for entries on 27 March 2024.

CREST Awards

Link to Big Bang at School Blueprint info and application for 2023/2024

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