Tanks inspire next generation of engineers

More than 2,000 children from across Dorset attended the Tank Museum for the Big Bang Fair, promoting STEM subjects and careers.

Around 2,000 schoolchildren from across Dorset invaded the Tank Museum for a ‘Big Bang’ science and engineering event.

Organised by the county council, the day saw the youngsters take part in interactive workshops, theatre shows and speak with businesses which attended.

More than 2,000 children from across Dorset attended the Tank Museum for the Big Bang Fair, promoting STEM subjects and careers.

The Big Bang Fair – hosted by the museum in Bovington – was part of a UK-wide programme of events aimed at interesting children in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths – so called STEM subjects.

Two competitions were held during the day, encouraging the children to show off their skills.

More than 2,000 children from across Dorset attended the Tank Museum for the Big Bang Fair, promoting STEM subjects and careers.

Senior age participants took part in an innovation contest while the younger ones designed responsibly-sourced lunchboxes.

Having the event at the museum was ideal as it displays the vehicles and technology that helped win wars to keep people free.

Richard Smith OBE, the museum’s director, said: “The Big Bang Fair is a great way to showcase the possibilities that STEM subjects can offer children.

“The vehicles and objects we have at the Tank Museum exemplify the kind of innovation that is possible when these subjects are put to good use.”

 

Ben from Dorchester Middle School, 12, with a WW1 French Renault tank, and Royal Engineer Matthew Whitchurch. Ben and 2,000 other pupils were at the Tank Museum in Dorset as part of the Big Bang Fair, promoting STEM subjects and careers.

These children are from St Mark’s School in Swanage

 

 

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

ABOUT THE TANK MUSEUM

The Tank Museum at Bovington in Dorset holds the national collection of tanks and brings the story of tanks and tank crews to life.

With over 300 tanks from 26 nations, The Tank Museum holds the finest and most historically significant collection of fighting armour in the world. These range from the world’s first ever tank, Little Willie, through to the British Army’s current Main Battle Tank, Challenger 2.

 

Eight powerful exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare spanning over 100 years of history. As you explore the Museum’s seven large halls, you come face with face to face with tanks and hear incredible true stories from the last century.

 

The Tank Museum is an independent Museum and registered Charity.

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