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Ballard School shine at London’s Big Bang

April 17, 2011

A team from Ballard School recently took part in Big Bang Fair at Excel in Docklands as one of just twelve teams from middle and secondary schools across the UK and managed to finish second as well being chosen to be introduced to royal visitor HRH Prince Andrew.   The School exhibited their science, technology, engineering and maths projects to the 25,000 visitors expected at the event.

The Ballard team were required to give a presentation to the judges which described all the different design, engineering and science projects that were running at the school involving pupils between years 3 to 11.  These included junk modelling, downhill buggy design, jewellery manufacture, electic car, boat building and the running blade world record parachute project.

Andy Maskell, in charge of Design and Technology at Ballard said  “The Big Bang provided an exciting opportunity to showcase their work to thousands of people and for the students to see the work of others, as well as to see displays by some of the country’s leading companies. Engineering is vitally important to the future success of Britain and this event highlights the amazing developments that are taking place, which I am sure will act as a great incentive for students to consider engineering as a career path.” 

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 Ballard School is an independent, non selective, co-educational day school for children from nursery to GCSE.  The school is based on family and Christian values and is a registered charity.  Website is

Contact: Tim Clark  Marketing Manager 01425 611153

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