Kicking off National Science and Engineering Week with a BIG BANG!

To kick start National Science & Engineering Week 2014 last month, we took our inspiring school resources to the Big Bang Science Fair 2014 at the NEC in Birmingham.

With over 75,000 children, parents and teachers at the fair we were able to reach out with our fun hand-on genetics activities whilst spreading the word about Jeans for Genes Day.

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ImageVisitors to our stand could take part in a hands-on mix and match features game, make their own genes chatterbox to take home and even contribute to our giant marshmallow DNA helix!

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Thanks to our lovely friends at Corel, their donation of state-of-the-art video editing software for our free prize draw helped us to entice an incredible 230 schools to sign up to take part in Jeans for Genes Day 2014!

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Of course, we couldn’t have done all this without our spectacular team of volunteers!

Our wonderful ambassador Jono Lancaster donated two full days of his time to support us on our stand teaching children and adults about genetic disorders and the condition affecting him; Treacher Collins syndrome.

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Huge thanks too to our team of 12 volunteers from the West Midlands Genetics Laboratory who dedicated their time over the entire four days to help us raise awareness of genetic disorders and Jeans for Genes Day on our stand.

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Thank you to all our volunteers, staff and visitors for making Big Bang Science Fair 2014 so brilliant!

Use our inspiring educational resources.

Sign up for Jeans for Genes Day 2014 on Friday 19 September.

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