Meccano takes part in the Big Bang!

by TnP Staff
Published: 17 March 2017, 09:18
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Fair is currently taking place in the NEC

Meccano are taking part in this year’s Big Bang Fair in the NEC. The fair is well-known for inspiring the engineers and scientists of the future.

Visitors can enjoy hands on play with Meccano construction kits and take part in building challenges as well as have the chance to win a massive bundle of Meccano - worth over £500 - for their school each day of the show.  

Other opportunities include programming and controlling Meccano’s Meccanoid 2.0 XL Robots on the display via the inbuilt Meccabrain and ipad app with friendly staff on hand to answer the students’ and young visitors’ questions.

The Big Bang Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK. Taking place from 15-18 March 2017 at The NEC, Birmingham; it is an award-winning combination of exciting theatre shows, interactive workshops, exhibits and careers information from STEM professionals.

School groups are invited to visit the first three days of The Big Bang Fair and families on the Saturday, in particular parents and carers of 11-14 year olds. Young people leave enlightened about how science and engineering feature in everything they wear, eat and do. Thousands of apprentices, graduates and experienced engineers and scientists are on hand to quiz and young people can discover how science and maths can lead to a great career.

This year’s show is expected to attract upwards of the 70,000+ who attended the event in 2016.

Speaking about taking part in the event, Ranjit Dhutti, Senior Brand Manager UK for Meccano said: “The Big Bang Show offers a fantastic opportunity for us to engage with students and young people who are interested and engaged with STEM-based toys. Through the show we hope to excite, captivate and inspire the future generations of scientists and engineers. With a fantastic first two days under our belt, we’re looking forward to meeting many more youngsters who will join in the fun planned throughout the rest of the show.”