6 December 2013

Two of Shoreham Port’s employees Brian Rousell, Deputy Port Engineer and Peter Davies, Development Director attended a unique training event for young people earlier this month. The ‘Little Big Bang’ held at Shoreham Airport aimed to encourage young people to consider a career in one of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) disciplines by providing interactive exhibitions supported by local employers and industry sectors.

Brian Rousell is a STEM Ambassador, one of 3000 in the South East, who helps to promote STEM subjects amongst schools in the UK. The Little Big Bang was organised by Northbrook College in conjunction with STEM Sussex, and held at the Shoreham Airport Campus of the college, in one of their mechanical workshops.

Brian Rousell, Deputy Port Engineer at Shoreham Port commented “The event was attended by selected groups of students from a range of local schools with the intention of opening their minds to STEM careers and activities in the local area. Peter and I had a stand with some videos playing on a laptop and a dive suit and helmet to demonstrate some of the lesser known work that goes on at the Port. We had a fantastic day and it was a wonderful to meet children with such enthusiasm for STEM subjects.”

Bronagh Liddicoat, Director at STEM Sussex said “the Big Bang programme reaches around 10,000 young people across the South East, promoting the wonderful opportunities open to them through study and careers in STEM. Northbrook College did a fantastic job organising the ‘Big Bang @ Adur and Worthing’ and we are looking forward to planning next year’s event, with ongoing support from the Adur and Worthing Business Partnership.”

For more information on STEM Sussex please visit www.stemsussex.co.uk or call 01273 644178.