Year 8 – Big Bang Trip
March 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Science and Technology Department is planning a Year 8 trip to the Big Bang Fair at the NEC in Birmingham on Thursday 12th March. There are over 100 interactive stalls and shows. It is a fantastic opportunity to see science, technology and engineering in action.
There will be workshops such as robotic challenges, making an Eco Lego city, a hydrogen bike, animal encounters, superconductors, coding, a mobile planetarium, space ballet and a cloud factory to name just a few! More details can be found at https://www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/see-and-do. There will be something for everyone and it should be a fun and interesting day for the students.
The fair is also a valuable source of career advice as there will be many scientists and engineers,ready to discuss the large breadth of jobs and career paths available to students.
The cost for this trip is £16.50 per pupil. Please submit this form to give consent for your child to participate and please make this payment via www.scopay.com by Friday 14th February 2019. Cash and cheque payments will not be accepted.
We will be leaving Potton at 8.00am, which means that the pupils need to be at school at 7.40am so that we can register them and get them onto the coach in time for a prompt departure.
We plan to leave the NEC at 3.00pm, aiming to arrive back at Potton Middle School at 5.00pm.
On the day, pupils are expected to be in school uniform and bring a water bottle and packed lunch.
Pupils entitled to a free school meal can have a packed lunch provided for them by the school if requested.
There are a few places to buy items at the NEC; however, it is recommended that pupils bring no more than £5.00 with them. In keeping with the school policy, mobile phones are not allowed to be used during this educational visit and if brought into school they will be kept by staff until the end of the trip.
In order for this trip to take place, we would really appreciate the support of some parent helpers to accompany us during the day. Therefore, if you would be interested in joining us please let Mrs Bingham know as soon as possible via Class Dojo or e-mail the school office at; PMSoffice@pottonfederation.co.uk