Ever thought that you could take a photo with a vintage caravan or program robots to dance? Well here at Wigan’s first ever S.T.E.A.MFest, you can do exactly that and so much more!
S.T.E.A.MFest is an amazing event situated at Trencherfield Mill in Wigan, with the activities all involving elements of science, technology, engineering and maths with a sprinkling of the Arts! For example, the maths station consists of building awesome structures out of balloons and creating crazy-shaped bubbles with geometric shaped straws. During this 3-day event, there’s something for everyone, from playing minecraft using a coded Raspberry Pi to using a colouring picture to make sound!
The festival is for families, young people and especially children… who love the range of activities. Who said learning couldn’t be fun? Dave Ames, one of the “makers” at the Festival responsible for the geo-Minecraft stall, said “As someone who has worked both in computing and maths, this type of activities is very close to my heart and being able to come here and support a STEAM focused event is fantastic”. Project Manager and Co-Founder of Wigan S.T.E.A.M and S.T.E.A.MFest, Lizzie Griffiths hopes that this first festival can be a springboard for STEAM activities in Wigan and become an annual event. “I’d love S.T.E.A.MFest to happen every year, with lots of spin-off events happening all year round…I have ambitions for Wigan S.T.E.A.M to become a provider of high-quality, creative events across the Wigan Borough”.
So, you’re a buddying engineer, a bit of a tech geek, a creative mind or just curious about how you can get involved in STEAM activities… give Wigan S.T.E.A.M a shout and see what they have to offer!
By Alyssalane Griffiths