The Big Bang Fair.
On Wednesday 1st July 13 pupils from Felsted travelled up to Newmarket to present their projects at the regional Big bang Fair. We were competing against the best science projects from the eastern region. 50 schools entered various projects from Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Bedfordshire. The projects were judged and moderated by experts in the field of physics, chemistry, biology and STEM, ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.)
Our school Project that we entered was all about raising awareness of the worlds water and making others more aware. This is a description of our challenge below...
Being a water explorer- Making change happen. This project was all about raising awareness to everyone about what could happen in the future if there was no water. This group described what it was like leading this project from the Water Explorer Program for their school and also working alongside different schools around the world. over 2000 visitors visited the Big Bang Fair and we shared our water message to the judges and moderators.
We were absolutely overwhelmed and very excited as Felsted School were announced Regional winners and were through to the national finals in Birmingham.
Completing Challenges will help you climb the Water Explorer leaderboard. In addition, your project work can be used to support CREST and Eco-Schools Awards.
CREST Award (British Science Association)
Each year, over 32,000 CREST Awards are undertaken by 11-to-19-year-olds, giving them opportunities to explore real-world science, technology, engineering and maths projects in an exciting way.
Use Water Explorer Challenges as a basis for a CREST Bronze Award. To get the Award, you’ll need to spend at least 10 hours on your project. Find out more about CREST Bronze Award here.
Tackle Water Explorer Challenges and gather evidence to apply for an Eco-Schools Award. Challenges address several Eco-School topics including Water, Waste, Biodiversity and Global Citizenship. Take the plunge and go for your Green Flag Award! Find out more about Eco-Schools England here.
Contact the Water Explorer team through [email protected] with any questions on how Water Explorer can help you achieve sustainability success.
Global Action Plan UK (GAP UK) is an environmental behaviour change charity that has been helping people to adopt more sustainable lifestyles for over 20 years. GAP UK works with schools, communities and businesses to develop and deliver programmes that change behaviours.
GAP UK led the design of the global WaterExplorer programme and is coordinating its delivery across the 11 countries. You can find out more about us at www.globalactionplan.org.uk