Big Bang South East
Gatwick is proud to be Big Bang South East’s headline sponsor for the second year running. Big Bang is the biggest single celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) for young people in the UK. Around 9,500 students aged 9 to 19 from 180 schools across the region participated in Big Bang South East to be inspired by interactive workshops and STEM activities.
Two-thirds of the students visited the Gatwick Zone comprising 18 interactive airport activities with over 100 Gatwick volunteers from teams including Airfield Operations, Engineering, Biodiversity, Information Technology and Security, and airport partners including easyJet and DHL.
This provided a flavour of the wide range of careers and opportunities the airport has to offer. The zone included a ‘Learn Live’ theatre where over 600 students watched a film about Gatwick and participated in a Q&A session with airport staff.