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Science gets in gear.

HERE'S one they made earlier.

Blue Peter scientist Steve Mould made a special appearance at Big Bang North East, an event to engage young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

Around 400 people attended the event, co-ordinated by Newcastle College and held at the city's Discovery Museum.

Visitors were treated to a range of entertaining shows, workshops and demonstrations, including the Steve Mould Show, an origami bus display, Ask an Astronomer, 3D Technologies and an Environmental House Design project.

Individual students and teams from schools across the region were given the opportunity to showcase their STEM projects.

One of the projects on show was a greenpowered Goblin car, built by Year 8 students at George Stephenson Community High School, in Killingworth, North Tyneside.

The students built the car over a threemonth period during their lunch hour.

Mr Mould said: "I've been impressed by how incredibly smart these young people are.

"They were happy to explain their projects and really showed their passion for science. It is important to recognise and celebrate their achievements and I think events like Big Bang provide an excellent opportunity to do just that."

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IN THE DRIVING SEAT: From left, Shaun Fleck, Kate Wilson in her greenpowered car, Steve Mould, Christopher Race and Abigail Mills
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 3, 2010
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