Imagineering’s annual Fair sees new participants and new STEM activities
Once again Imagineering provides a marquee packed full of STEM fun for youngsters of all ages.
With mind-blowing variety of handson engineering and technology, there is something for all tastes, all ages and all abilities, from simple challenges -
anything from maths and mechanics - to electronics, robotics and simulators. Visitors also get a glimpse into the high technology that keeps our
utilities working, ships afloat and planes in the air.
There are opportunities to talk to young engineers and discover what inspired them to take this career path.
Daily fun is provided by the fun Imagineering Team Challenge between companies with stands at Imagineering - always great fun to watch and mostly
Young visitors 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:
IMAGINEERING EXPERIENCE - has a Workbench for youngsters (8year plus) to make a working model, one-to-one with an engineer. There are interesting activities and challenges with Magnets, Materials and Maths. There is the opportunity to make an agricultural vehicle using K’Nex and there is even a Flight Zone!
BMT running three activities for visitors to learn about stability and buoyancy in a hands-on and exciting way.
LEONARDO HELICOPTERS exhibiting 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 features its engine build challenge. Learn how a jet engine works and see how fast you can build an engine.
WESSEX WATER, a newcomer to Imagineering, has a number of activities for different ages - including the opportunity to create connection supply pipes to match the perfect example.
GE AVIATION has 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, from Turkey and another newcomer, conducts 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.
WILTSHIRE COLLEGE and University Centre is 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 is a Motorsport simulator and a Land-based engineering activity.
MID SOMERSET AMATEUR RADIO CLUB This enthusiastic group has 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.
The complete lineup this year is: 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
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 Close: 6.00pm
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