Wiltshire STEM fair aims to inspire next generation

Wiltshire STEM fair aims to inspire next generation

Published by Jack Deery at 4:03pm 11th March 2020. (Updated at 4:18pm 11th March 2020)

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The Wiltshire Council run event took place at Salisbury City Hall earlier today (Wednesday 11th March).

Around 1400 school children across the county got a unique chance to learn about Wiltshire's science, technology, engineering and maths opportunities.

STEM Fair at Salisbury City Hall 2020
There were a number of different organisations and businesses there

Organisations and businesses from those sectors were teaching the young people about the work they do, and gave them a chance to have a go themselves.

There was virtual reality sets, a crane and video games for the children to try out. 

STEM Fair at Salisbury City Hall 2020
The school children could get hands on with the businesses

Cllr Pauline Church, Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Skills, told Spire FM: 

"Even when I come to these things I'm often surprised that there is such a range of amazing businesses we have in Wiltshire and particularly those relating to science, technology, engineering and maths subjects. 

I just think it's just incredible that those wonderful, little, niche, state-of-the-art, globally respected businesses are sitting here in Wiltshire and this is an opportunity for those businesses to showcase themselves and for local children to be inspired."

STEM Fair at Salisbury City Hall 2020
They had a chance to try out things like virtual reality

The event also celebrated the 800th anniversary of Salisbury Cathedral. 

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