The Big Bang North West 2018: Your AMAZING Feedback!
July 16th 2018

The Big Bang North West 2018: Your AMAZING Feedback!

WOW! We would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who supported, contributed and attended The Big Bang North West 2018. It truly was an amazing success and our BIGGEST and BEST to date!

Here’s just a selection of the sensational feedback we have received.
Keep popping back… we have so many lovely comments coming in, we will be adding more and more!


Headline Sponsor – AstraZeneca

Simon Willocks – Director Engineering, Facilities & SHE, AstraZeneca

“AstraZeneca were once again very proud to have been headline sponsors for such an inspiring and rewarding event, supported by over 40 AstraZeneca STEM Ambassadors from the Northwest sites of Liverpool, Macclesfield and Alderley Park, the team enthusiastically demonstrated interactive activities, linking STEM subjects to real careers opportunities at AstraZeneca which contribute to the development and manufacture of life changing medicines for an array of therapeutic areas.

Like many of the other exhibitors and supporters of the event – the AZ Team ended the day feeling exhausted, but equally rewarded knowing that they will have helped to inspire a countless number of students to progress a very rewarding career within STEM.

Congratulations to all involved – a fantastic event !”

The Big Bang North West & AstraZeneca celebrate 5 years of inspirational STEM for schools

Diamond Sponsor – Unilever

“Unilever is one of the world’s leading fast-moving consumer goods companies. Over 2 billion times a day, someone, somewhere uses a Unilever product. All of this started in Port Sunlight and we are always proud to represent the long-standing heritage at the Big Bang North West. Our aim is to inspire the next generation of students to pursue a STEM career by showcasing the science behind the everyday.”

STEMsational activities from Diamond Sponsor, Unilever!

Show Stage Sponsor – ScottishPower

“We’re very proud to have sponsored the Big Bang North West Show Stage as this is a fantastic event that inspires future generations to get involved in STEM. It was great to see so many young people get involved and experience STEM in a fun and engaging way.” Mairi Elder, Early Careers Manager – ScottishPower

Huw James – Science Adventurer – Performer, ScottishPower Show Stage

“Big Bang North West was an amazing science festival arranged by some of the best out there! It’s up there with the best in UK (#SciComm) as far as I’m concerned. A wonderfully organised event with inspirational shows, stands and speakers and the best audience I could ask for! Llongyfarchiadau bawb! Thanks for having me.”

Tom Warrender – Medical Mavericks – Performer, ScottishPower Show Stage

“The Big Bang North West 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!”

Mad Science – Performer, ScottishPower Show Stage

“We had a BLAST performing our Spin, Pop, Boom! show at this year’s Big Bang North West event! As always we loved getting the audience involved in our experiments, and showing the children that being a scientist is the coolest job on earth! We also loved meeting all of the other educators, performers and employees. There are so many opportunities right here in the North West for careers in STEM, and The Big Bang North West was such a great showcase of the possibilities. What an inspiring day!”

Andy Kent – The Digital Ringmaster – Compère, ScottishPower Show Stage

“I absolutely LOVED being a part of The Big Bang North West this year. This event just keeps getting better and better and this year was no exception! I don’t need many excuses to dress up as a Ringmaster but when I was asked to be compere for the ScottishPower Show Stage, I jumped at the chance. To see the audience packed with pupils from Primary and Secondary schools alongside their teachers, all fully engaged with the amazing performers we had on stage was magical!

There was a permanent buzz around the stage and I know that pupils left feeling inspired, engaged and excited. Thank you to the wonderful team at All About STEM for making this event so special each year.”

Big Bang North West 2018: Show-stopping STEM on the ScottishPower Show Stage!

Platinum Sponsor – Royal Air Force

Michelle Randall – Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force

“We are absolutely delighted to be a part of Big Bang North West in our centenary year #RAF100. The interaction from the kids has been incredible and we can’t wait to join you again in 2019 for another amazing event packed with STEM activities and challenges.”

Platinum Sponsor – Air Products

Lynn Willacy – Air Products, Community/STEM Ambassador UK & Ireland

“Air Products is very proud to have been a Platinum Sponsor at the Big Bang Fair North West, it’s a great example of where we can help to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Science, technology, engineering and maths are at the heart of Air Products innovative solutions, the event was an amazing opportunity for students to experience many interactive activities and meet with our amazing colleagues who, as positive role models, gave inspiration to many.”

Rob Walker – Air Products, Principal Engineer Major & Small Plant Projects

“It was my first visit to The Big Bang North West and I felt privileged to take part in such an amazing event.” Jayne Briddon, External Account Manager
“It was a fantastic day, and great to see so many students genuinely interested in what we do and science in general.”

Paul Walton – Air Products, Project Engineer

“This is a really impressive event, full of activities and a great opportunity for the students to get involved. Our liquid nitrogen demos definitely put the BANG in the Big Bang North West!”

Keith Farrall – Air Products, Business Development Manager

“I was thrilled to be judging at The Big Bang for the third year. From school presentations to showcasing great projects, the enthusiasm is very infectious, a truly memorable day!”

Jack Breslin – Air Products, Project Engineer

“It was excellent to see so many young students with enthusiasm for STEM, and an enormous amount of effort was put in by everyone involved. I’ll be looking forward to seeing next year’s projects.”

Exciting Experiments and Big Bangs with Platinum Sponsor, Air Products!

Platinum Sponsor – Shaping Futures

John Corish – Shaping Futures (NCOP), Head of Programme

“At Shaping Futures, we believe in inspiring the next generation to have a love of science and engineering through fun and interactive events. For the 5th year running, Big Bang North West has delivered on that promise and helped us to promote a wide variety of excellent higher education pathways into exciting STEM careers!”

Shaping Futures: Universities & Colleges Collaborate to Inspire!

Official Media Partner – hi-impact

“Our team enjoyed every minute of covering The Big Bang North West event yesterday as their Official Media Partner. Such amazing content everywhere… it made our job easy!”

Witness the Big Bang North West in seconds – AMAZING time-lapse from hi-impact!

Bureau Veritas

“Michelle and All About STEM Team – Another great event. Bureau Veritas had another brilliant day supporting this event. Looking forward to BBNW 2019!”

Educate Awards

“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.” More…

Motion Reality

“The best thing about The Big Bang North West was seeing our stand surrounded by children and teenagers that were eager to learn and understand more about the railway.”

Better by Bus

“We had an absolute blast at The Big Bang North West yesterday, speaking to young people about Better By Bus!”


Big Bang North West 2018:
Teacher of the Year –
Danielle Hersey from Woodchurch High School
Sponsored by Educate Awards

“Thank you so much! I was totally surprised and didn’t expect it all. I should be thanking and congratulating you and your team for organising such great events throughout the year that provide our pupils with such great and stimulating opportunities. They have been given the chance to experience such a range of valuable workshops and the chance to speak to many inspiring ambassadors as well as find our about what happens outside of the classroom in STEM. I really feel our pupils have benefitted greatly this year from what has been on offer to them from such a great All About STEM programme. (I haven’t done anything apart from turn up and enjoy myself- so thank you!) More…

Birkenhead School – Sharon Tharme
“All About STEM and the Big Bang North West Team are key to helping us inspire a love of scientific enquiry and an awareness of the careers this enables.”

The District C of E Primary School

“Coding communications, a time maching passsing by us and holding a lamb’s heart – all things you get to do at The Big Bang North West on a July morning!Finding out about careers in TV…
Learning with Unilever…
Chemical reactions WOW!
We had the best time!”

“Year 5 were delighted with their Big Bang North West backpacks. They filled them up with STEMsational goodies and left with brains full of STEM learning and career aspirations!”

Brine Leas Science

“Thank you guys so much for a wonderful day! Our Brine Leas pupils had an amazing time! Can we not do it every week?!”

St Theresas

“A friend visited this year and she said it was the best trip they had been on! When would I be able to request tickets for next year?”

Greenbank College
“Our students had a great time at The Big Bang North West this week, particularly meeting the cast and crew of Hollyoaks and ITV News!”

Range High School
“Thanks to all at The Big Bang North West for putting on such an amazing event! Our students had a fantastic time on their visit!”

Wirral Grammar Girls
“Thank you The Big Bang North West for a great STEM day – our girls loved it!”

Whitefield Primary
“We had a fantastic day – lots of inspiration for our budding science students.”

Keelan Early
‏”I brought (possibly) the youngest attendee to The Big Bang North West. Thank you All About STEM for the opportunity to open STEM to my little girls…”

OLI Primary
“Year 5 and 6 scientists were welcomed straight away by VR and plastic moulding substances. The Big Bang North West – ahead of the game!”

Mick Ord – MRC
“It’s all kicking off ( in a good way) at The Big Bang North West in Liverpool. 7,000 kids and the UK’s leading science & engineering companies!”


Educate Magazine: 7000 school children celebrate STEM at the Big Bang North West 2018

Businesses promote STEM careers at The Big Bang North West

A fantastic review from Longmoor Community Primary School

Big Bang event in Liverpool looks to inspire kids to solve UK tech skills shortage

Awesome feedback from St Anselms

Victoria judges at the Big Bang North West
(Centre for Proteome Research, Liverpool)

Evoke sponsor award at The Big Bang North West!

Liverpool University – Engineering for all
We had a really great day The Big Bang North West yesterday, where visitors to our stand took part in the construction of a 1:200 scale replica of the Mersey Gateway bridge. More…

Educate Magazine: Wirral teacher scoops Most Dedicated Teacher Award

Baltic Creative: Big Bang North West – Skills Gap Podcast

Educate Magazine: September Issue 2018 (Page 96)


Jenny Rowlands – BBNW Volunteer & STEM Ambassador

Just got back from an AMAZING day volunteering at The Big Bang North West event with All About STEM! Such a fantastic opportunity to get young people involved in STEM and engage with them about their future!

More to come…


The Big Bang North West 2018: 7000 school children celebrate STEM!
Metro Mayor Opens Big Bang Competition Awards Ceremony – Winners Announced!
Big Bang North West & AstraZeneca celebrate 5 years of STEM inspiration for schools!
The Big Bang North West 2018: Your AMAZING Feedback!
The Big Bang North West 2018: Official Gallery
The Big Bang North West 2018: LIVE Twitter Gallery
The Big Bang North West 2018: Big Bang UK Competition Projects
The Big Bang North West 2018: Behind the Scenes

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