STEM at The Helix
Everything Science, Technology, Engineering and Math hit The
Helix park on the 18th and 19th May 2018. We had over 300 local S1
school pupils visit on day 1 for an afternoon of workshops, where
all the students got to meet with industry professionals and have a
hands-on experience with related activities.
Our industry partners who inspired students included The Glasgow Science
Centre with their electronics workshop, and
Balfour Beatty who
provided activity which gave the pupils insight into the
construction of the new Forth Valley College.
All of the STEM fun was then open to the public for our free
event on day 2, when over 8,000 people visited the park to discover
their #lightbulbmoment! As well as all the interactive activities
available on day 1, we had Zoolab on hand with lots of
critters to get up close to as well as a spectacular show by Dr Bunhead. Young people also
got to make slime, experiment with detergents, build with Lego and
had a crack at coding!
We had a fantastic couple of days and hope all of you did too!
From your feedback the event was deemed a success, and requests
have come in already for another STEM event next year. Guess we'd
better get planning...
STEM @ the Helix was supported by EventScotland as part of the
Scottish Government's Year of Young People 2018 - we thank them for