MORE than 2,000 students from schools across Dorset will be getting excited about science at an 'amazing event' next spring.

Dorset Council says 2,100 students are booked to attend the Big Bang @ Dorset Fair at The Tank Museum, Bovington, on Wednesday, March 18.

Big Bang is a programme of UK-wide events that get students excited about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM subjects).

Big Bang @ Dorset Fair 2019 was a success with fun-filled shows, hands-on exhibits, interactive workshops and a wide range of careers information from 40 local and national employers.

This winning format will be repeated at the event next year, Dorset Council says.

Exhibition space is booking up fast and businesses working in STEM related industries are encouraged to reserve their places at the event. Sponsorship opportunities for businesses across all sectors are also available with offers starting at £150.

Big Bang @ Dorset Fair 2020 will include an evening event for parents and carers to attend with students too.

Mark Blackman, Dorset Council Corporate Director, Education and Learning said: “We are delighted to be hosting this amazing event again.

"It provides a brilliant introduction to STEM careers for young people in Dorset and enables employers to promote job opportunities face to face with students and teachers, and this year, to parents and carers during the evening session too."

John Sellgren, Executive Director of Place added: “The STEM sector is thriving in Dorset and it is essential to the area’s economic growth for employers to ensure that they are able to recruit people with the necessary skills and aptitudes to succeed in the sector now and in the future.”

Businesses interested in support the Big Bang @ Dorset Fair 2020 can contact Helen Heanes, Principal Economic Development Officer on 01305 224677 or email helen.heanes@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk