Houlton attended the Big Bang Fair held at Doncaster Racecourse on 23 June 2015. It was the first time we attended this event but certainly won’t be the last. The turnout of schools was fantastic and over the day we spoke to tens of students ranging from primary school age to secondary school pupils.

As usual we ran our tried and tested Houlton Tower Challenge which generated lots of competition from pupils wanting to compete against their friends in a bid to make the highest free standing tower using just 5 sheets of newspaper and 5 sticky labels.

We also spoke to many students, both male and female who expressed an interest in a future career in construction and hopefully the information and advice we gave will help them to achieve their goals.

These events are always worthwhile attending as it gives us the perfect opportunity to speak to pupils who are maybe undecided about their careers and we can give them an insight into the variety of jobs within the industry or guide those who know what career they want in construction and advise them of the various training routes.

The Big Bang Fair Yorkshire and Humber is a FREE day of exciting, interactive activities to enthuse and inspire students to take up STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers.

The Big Bang Fair Yorkshire and Humber is part of the major UK-wide programme that celebrates and raises the profile of young people’s achievements in STEM through the National Science + Engineering Competition, which is run by the British Science Association.

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