Big Bang North West: ScottishPower return as Sensational Show Stage sponsor!
May 09th 2018

Big Bang North West: ScottishPower return as Sensational Show Stage sponsor!

Fantastic news! Since 2016, ScottishPower have made a ‘big bang’ of their own as our Sensational Show Stage sponsor, we are overjoyed that they are returning for their third year!

This awe-inspiring performance space is one of the highlights for our event attendees as they witness phenomenal fire demonstrations, mesmerising medical magic, astonishing activities and STEM-sational science!

We can’t thank ScottishPower enough for their ongoing support, every show is always standing room only – look at that crowd!

Performing at our 2018 event are…

Mad Science – Spin, Pop, BOOM!

Discover dramatic reactions in this exciting show!
Is it possible to turn water into Ribena by simply pouring it in to a new, empty glass?
How does centrifugal force help avoid water spillages on a rapidly spinning plate?
Would you like to meet two chemically-created Genies; Steaming Steve & Frothy Freda?

Tom Warrender – The Human Guinea Pig!

See some of the amazing medical procedures Tom has been through, just for the fun of it! You can volunteer to become a mini guinea pig too in one of the LIVE demos!

Huw James – Adventure Science!

What do you need to survive an outdoor adventure? Field Scientists are some of the best adventurers, after this engaging science show perhaps you’ll want to be a science adventurer too!

Compère – The Digital Ringmaster!

Looking for a celebration of education & innovation?
Introducing… the Digital Ringmaster!
Visit the ScottishPower Show Stage to catch all of Andy Kent’s antics.

Here’s what our 2017 performers thought of The Big Bang North West…

Dr Marty Jopson, star of Sky One’s Brainiac and resident gadget expert on BBC’s The One Show performed ‘The Science of Everyday Life’.

“It was my very great privilege to be involved in BBNW 2017 and what a fantastically well organised and fun event it was. My shows were full of grinning faces and everywhere I went around the hall there were kids exploring STEM. I can’t wait to be back for more!” Marty Jopson, Science Bloke – ScottishPower Show Stage Performer

Tom Warrender, The Human Guinea Pig demonstrated some of the amazing medical procedures he has been through, just for the fun of it! Students thoroughly enjoyed being mini guinea pigs themselves – medical marvelousness!

“The Big Bang North West 2017 was TOTES AMAZE!!! There was so much to do and take part in. The students were in for a real treat and you could see how much they were enjoying it and engaging with all the brilliant STEM people on their stands. We love coming to the event every year and the opportunity to inspire the next generation of medics & scientists is fantastic!” Tom Warrender, The Human Guinea Pig – ScottishPower Show Stage Performer

The Museum of Science and Industry performed an energetic, fun and investigative science show. Attendees learned how to think scientifically and harness the energy of explosions.

“I loved the Big Bang North West event! It was brilliant to see so many young people enjoying science and finding out new things. It was truly inspiring to see the STEM projects which students had developed – with people, ideas and enthusiasm like this, the future of science is looking up! It was really fun for us to share our Explosions Show from the Museum of Science and Industry with visitors – the audience clearly knew their science!” Tom Gartrell, Museum of Science and Industry – ScottishPower Show Stage Performer

Muir McDonald, Head of Resourcing at ScottishPower said: “We are delighted to be a returning sponsor for the Show Stage at Big Bang North West, an event which plays a vital role in inspiring young people to become the engineers and scientists we will need to address the future challenges faced by the energy sector.

At ScottishPower we are making huge investments to help the UK meet its future energy challenges, so it is vital that we continue to invest in attracting, nurturing and retaining the talented people who will shape our success and continue the progress we are making.”

In addition to their sensational Show Stage, ScottishPower are proud sponsors of our Bright Spark Award as part of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition at The Big Bang North West.

ScottishPower are currently accepting applications for their Apprenticeship Programmes:

Craft Apprenticeship Programme
Power Engineering Apprenticeship
Engineering Foundation Programme

Visit the ScottishPower website…


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