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Youth Grand Challenges – still time to enter! 

We are challenging students to do a CREST project that has the potential to change the world – the Youth Grand Challenges is an exciting new STEM competition about global health and development. Students have until 26 September 2017 to submit their project.

To support educators and young people in this challenge we have released a suite of new CREST resources on the theme of infectious diseases. Topics range from designing sanitation technology to researching vaccines, providing real-world opportunities for young people to engage with cutting-edge research and product design ideas that have the potential to change the world.  

NEW Discovery Day resources

Why not try one of these new Discovery Day resources? Ideal for a drop-down day, transition activity or STEM club.

‘Wild Creations’ this project challenges students to work as a team to celebrate their culture and heritage through the design and creation of a model, sculpture or STEM installation. Wild Creations are about inspiring students to use their imaginations, dream big, and discover that they can create just about anything they put their minds to! Available in both English and Welsh.

‘Thorpe Park Resort Experience’ this project challenges students to take on the role of psychologists and data analysts to help them research and design rides for a new zone in the theme park. They will investigate how psychology can inform both theme development and visitor experience and how data analysis can inform the ride and vehicle design. 

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thumb_03_60_60Chris Conheeny

Tapton School

My Stem Club were assessed for their Bronze Award and had so much pride when they got it! The assessor was impressed at the skills they had learned in communication and facing challenges. The whole experience is so valuable!

thumb_03_60_60Rosy Halfyard

CREST Gold Award holder

The whole experience was amazing – I got a real feel for what working in a science setting is like.