The Big Bang North West 2018 took place this week (July 10), bringing thousands of schoolchildren together for a day of hands on, interactive activities and shows.
During the event, the semi-finals of the Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition were held, which the Educate Awards was delighted to be involved in as an award sponsor.
The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition is a national competition for young people to showcase their impressive science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) projects and to reward and recognise their achievements.
The ceremony was opened by All About STEM’s managing director, Michelle Dow and Metro Mayor for the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram.
The judges were overwhelmed by the incredible, inspiring and innovative ideas that entrants brought to the fore. In addition to a place in the National Finals at The Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, all entrants had the opportunity to win a prestigious Big Bang North West sponsor award.
The Educate Awards sponsored the ‘Most Dedicated Teacher Award’ and was thrilled to present science teacher Danielle Hersey from Woodchurch High School in Wirral with the special accolade.
This award recognises a teacher who goes above and beyond in supporting their school and students with their Big Bang North West project work.
Judges commented: “The effort that Danielle puts in to promoting STEM in the school is clear to see. Every year we can tell she works tirelessly to raise the profile of STEM in the curriculum and her determination and enthusiasm is a credit to the school.”
Congratulations to Danielle and good luck in the National Finals!
For a full list of award winners, visit All About STEM.