29 May - 1 Jun 2019
Once again Imagineering is providing a marquee packed full of STEM fun for youngsters of all ages.
There will be a mind-blowing variety of handson engineering and technology, with something for all tastes, all ages and all abilities. There will be simple challenges - anything from maths and mechanics to electronics, robotics and simulators. Visitors will also get a glimpse into the high technology that keeps our utilities working, ships afloat and planes in the air.
There will be opportunities to talk to young engineers and discover what inspired them to take this career path.
There will be the daily fun Imagineering Team Challenge between companies with stands at Imagineering - always great fun to watch and mostly outside.
Young visitors will also have a special ‘Passport’ to fill with stamps and stickers as they go round the stands and complete the activities, giving them a chance to enter a Grand Draw for a £100 prize.
Some of the activities include:
BMT will be running three activities for visitors to learn about stability and buoyancy in a hands-on and exciting way.
LEONARDO HELICOPTERS stand will exhibit an array of fun, educational and inspiring activities ranging from transforming yourself into a pilot of a Royal Navy Merlin Mk2, to designing your own helicopter, learning what makes them fly, and looking at real helicopter parts.
ROLLS-ROYCE will feature its engine build challenge. Learn how a jet engine works and see how fast you can build an engine.
WESSEX WATER will have number of activities for different ages - including the opportunity to create connection supply pipes to match the perfect example.
GE AVIATION will have a Helicopter simulator as well as host of smaller activities that promote STEM and Aviation through interactive games and activities for children, including Plane Academy.
BAHCESEHIR COLLEGE will be conducting activities on robotics and unmanned air & ground vehicles for children to experience and develop their competency and knowledge on algorithmic design, mathematical patterns, cognitive thinking, engineering, mechanics and artificial intelligence for the Imagineering Fair.
BATH COLLEGE has a wide range of practical activities for children to experience. Brickwork -Roll Mortar & lay a few Bricks. Carpentry - learning about tools to shape your future. Engineering - Hacksawing competition – sawing different materials. Plumbing - See how steady is your hand with the pipework buzzer activity. Refrigeration - have a go at guessing the temperatures. Stonemasonry - Letter cutting and miniature arch building challenge. IT - Learn how to programme a robot and navigate the robot over the rocky terrain of Mars.
The Wiltshire College and University Centre will be taking part in the T20 tractor rebuild challenge at the front of the marquee where two teams of Land Based Engineering students will go head to head to determine which team can build a T20 tractor in the fastest time. On the stand inside the marquee will be a Motorsport simulator and a Land-based engineering activity.
MID SOMERSET AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
This enthusiastic group will have some exciting radio activity on hand including a special event radio band, with its own call sign, for transmission from the stand throughout the show, where children can speak on air. Also there will be the opportunity to use a real Morse Key Buzzer to send messages.
Children go FREE if accompanied by an adult!
DIRECTIONS TO THE SHOWGOUND - The showground is easily accessible from the M5, approximately 25 miles from Bristol and 20 miles from Bath. It is situated on the A371 between Shepton Mallet and Castle Cary. Sat Nav reference: BA4 6QN
Gates Open 7.30am
Tradestands open at 9am
Bahçeşehir College; Baker Hughes; Bath College; BMT; Bridgwater & Taunton College; EDF Energy; First Lego League; GE Aviation; IET Bristol; IET Somerset & N Wilts; Imagineering Clubs; Leonardo UK; Mid Somerset Amateur Radio Club; REME (Army), Rolls-Royce; University of West of England; Wessex Water; Wiltshire College