Metalcraft was delighted to take part in The Big Bang Fair Yorkshire and Humber – an event held to inspire the next generation.
Thousands of school children attended the event, at Doncaster Racecourse, which was held by Engineering UK.
The Big Bang programme celebrates and raises the profile of young people’s achievements in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), and saw companies from all over the UK with an interest in STEM subjects having stands and displays.
Metalcraft demonstrators Chris, Mike and Andrew went along to the event armed with Metalcraft tools, materials, and accessories, and set up a real working bench from which to show what the tools can make.
Chris said: “Our team were kept incredibly busy throughout the day but we didn't mind as the students and teachers were a real credit to their schools and they made it a truly rewarding day for us all.
“Our bench was crowded from the minute it opened, until teachers were literally dragging the children away to catch their buses at the end. It was fantastic to see their enthusiasm for our tools and their excitement at picking them up and making things themselves.
"We even had children wanting to take away brochures to show their parents to give them ideas for what to buy them for their next birthday!”
Metalcraft is a STEM ambassador for the region, and gets involved in a huge range of activities, which can all have an impact on young people’s learning and enjoyment of STEM.
The role involves Metalcraft giving careers talks or helping at careers fairs and providing technical advice or practical support to STEM projects in the classroom.
Metalcraft tools are widely used across UK schools in the teaching of Design and Technology.