Every year the ‘Big Bang Fair’ takes place at the NEC Birmingham for young scientists and engineers. This mammoth event is designed to encourage career choices in engineering, technology and science to our future citizens.
Well over 20,000 children attend every day with their teachers, from schools right across the UK from Cornwall to Scotland.
Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) was there. Our club member Richard Green was part of the team helping out on the stand. We demonstrated Rotary’s Technology Tournament and talked about the huge range of opportunities and competitions we make available, free of charge, to schools and youth groups.
These include RYLA (Rotary Young Leaders Awards,) Youth Exchange, the Young Musician, Photographer, Young Chef, Youth Speaks competitions, Rotakids and Interact clubs and many others.
Richard says ‘it’s been a very tiring, non stop week, but so very worthwhile, with a large number of teachers from right across the land asking for further details.