Big Bang for Grassroots
24-Nov-09by Annie Byrne
The meetings, events and communications division of Grass Roots has won a three-year contract with the Engineering and Technology Board to provide the event production for its annual The Big Bang event, which attracts over 6,500 visitors annually. Designed to educate and inspire school children about a career in science and engineering, the free-to-attend event includes an exhibition with interactive sessions, workshops and theatre shows.Earlier this year Grass Roots delivered the production for The Learning Grid, one of several regional three-day events staged in the lead up to The Big Bang. Its event director, Jeremy Buckle, says: “Grass Roots really brought engineering to life at the event and I am looking forward to continuing to work in partnership with them over the next three years.”For 2010’s event, due to be held in Manchester in March, over 6,000 children have already registered and the organiser estimates over 20,000 will actually attend.Also, as part of The Big Bang contract, Grassroots will also supply the production element for the National Science and Engineering Competition and Young Engineers.