Apply now for a Kick Start grant and organise your own event during British Science Week 2021

Kick Start grants provide funds for schools in challenging circumstances to organise their own events as part of British Science Week. Applications are now open and close at 5pm, Monday 9 November 2020.

British Science Week

There are four types of grant:

  • Kick Start Youth grant: a grant of £150 for your school to run an activity during British Science Week organised and delivered by students aged 10-19.
  • Kick Start grant: a grant of £300 for your school to run an activity during British Science Week
  • Kick Start More grant: a grant of £700 for your school to host a science event or activity which involves your students and the local community. The community can comprise of families/carers, members of local community groups, local businesses and local pres
  • Kick Start grant + Youth grant: a grant of £450 for your school to run an activity during British Science Week and an additional activity organised and delivered by students aged 10-19*

You can  find out more information by visiting www.britishscienceweek.org/about-us/grants/kick-start-grant-scheme/

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday 9 November 2020.

If you are interested in hosting either an in-person or digital As Creative Science workshop as part of your British Science Week 2021 events please find information about all of our programmes below!

"All staff have fed back to me about how impressed they were with the workshops, how well the children responded to them and how excellent Chris was as a presenter, making the sessions interactive, engaging and educational for the children.  The workshops have helped support me with my mission to promote working scientifically and develop a love of science in the school." (Science Co-ordinator, Bursted Wood Primary School)

British Science Week 2021 Digital Packages

  • Big Science Day - Innovation and Beyond – designed to tie in with British Science Week 2021, this comprises thematic, PowerPoint-based STEM quizzes for every year group from Reception to Year 6/ P1 to P7) - together with linked and age-differentiated maths and literacy activities, all brought together with opening and closing films!
  • The Engineering Trail – with opening and closing films and featuring engineering challenges using resources available in any school setting, differentiated into three age ranges: EYFS and KS1/P1 – P3 … Years 3 and 4/P4 and P5 … and Years 5 and 6/P6 and P7.
  • Family Science: Top Tips for Saving the Planet (add-on activity) – complete with an introductory film and offering the whole family opportunities to both uncover the science we all use in our everyday lives and think about easy ways that we can all contribute to protecting Planet Earth!

British Science Week 2021 In-person Workshops

  • Science Assemblies - Assemblies are a great way, of course, of both generating a buzz around school and sowing the seeds for a shared experience. So while our Big Science Days come complete with their own assemblies, we're happy to lead interactive and entertaining whole-school assemblies at the start of a day of any of our science programmes - and all at no extra cost! You can choose from Speedy Light ... Life on Mars? ... Feeling the Force ... and Missing Links ...
  • Big Science Day - Innovation and Beyond – designed to tie in with British Science Week 2021, this day starts with an assembly and comprises thematic, PowerPoint-based STEM quizzes for every year group from Reception to Year 6/ P1 to P7) - together with linked and age-differentiated maths and literacy activities! 
  • Family Science: Top Tips for Saving the Planet (add-on activity) – offering the whole family opportunities to both uncover the science we all use in our everyday lives and think about easy ways that we can all contribute to protecting Planet Earth!
  • Seven Wonder's of the World - Seven Wonders of the World introduces pupils to some of the amazing lifeforms the Earth is home to – and reminds them of the crucial role that climate plays in maintaining diversity. This Big Science Day has three components …An interactive, whole-school opening assembly looking at (with the help of some of your pupils) the uniqueness of Earth (as far as we know!), some of the dangers posed to it by human activity – and what some ordinary people are doing to help …Tailored workshops for every year group, using age-appropriate drama-based techniques to explore the diverse lifeforms supported by particular habitats, some of the challenges posed to them – and what can be done to protect them. Where time allows, celebratory closing assembly, in which classes work through a structured approach to share what they have learnt with the rest of the school community.

 

"I would like to thank Ady again for delivering the workshops. His own enthusiasm for science shone through from the start to the end of day.  The fact that the lessons were active and fun enabled the children to learn in a more physical way than that of the normal classroom based teaching of science. This has given some of the teachers ideas for their own way of teaching science for future lessons. I would definitely recommend As Creatives to fellow teachers." Heath Fields Primary

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