Apply now for a Kick Start grant and organise your own event during British Science Week 2022
Kick Start grants provide funds for schools in challenging circumstances to organise their own events as part of British Science Week.
The deadline for Kick Start Grant applications is 5pm on Monday 8 November 2021.
Types of grants
- Kick Start Grant - A grant of £300 for your school to run an activity during British Science Week.
- Kick Start Youth Grant - A grant of £150 for students aged 10-19 at your school to organise and deliver an activity during British Science Week.
- Kick Start More Grant - A grant of £700 for your school to host a science event or activity that involves your students and the local community. The community can include families/carers, members of local community groups, local businesses and the local press.
- Combined Kick Start Grant and Youth Grant - A grant of £450 for your school to run an activity during British Science and an additional activity organised and delivered by students aged 10-19.
You can now apply for both a Kick Start Grant and a Kick Start Youth Grant at the same time, doubling your chances of receiving funding! We may, however, only offer your school one of the two grants, depending on the volume and quality of applications.
You can find out more information by visiting www.britishscienceweek.org/about-us/grants/kick-start-grant-scheme/
If you are interested in hosting an As Creative Science workshop as part of your British Science Week 2022 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 2022 - Combatting Climate Change – By Growing for Gold! - (In-person / live streamed and digital resource pack options)
The theme for 2022 is “Growth” – and our programme, Growing for Gold, taps into the innate understanding children have of the peril that Planet Earth is in by exploring how we can all take steps to “grow” gold standard strategies designed to combat climate change. After a whole-school assembly looking at what climate change is, what it does and where it comes from, each year group will tackle its own question in a drama-based workshop – with a “virtual” Gold Medal going to the group with the best response!
- EYFS /P1: What can we do at home to help save Planet Earth?
- Year 1 / P2: How can what we wear help save Planet Earth?
- Year 2 / P3: How can the way we travel help save Planet Earth?
- Year 3 / P4: How can what we buy help combat climate change?
- Year 4 / P5: How can what we eat help combat climate change?
- Year 5 / P6: How can recycling help combat climate change?
- Year 6 / P7: How can we persuade the world to combat climate change?
Seven Wonder's of the World - (In-person and live streamed options)
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.
Innovation and Beyond - (In-person / live streamed and digital resource pack options)
An exciting and engaging way to explore Seven Innovations That Have Changed the World – and some lesser sung heroes of innovation, including Mae Jemison (a medical doctor who became the first African American woman in space), Elijah McCoy (who revolutionised the railway industry) and Charles Richard Drew (whose work on blood plasma saved countless lives in WW2 – and is still being used today).This day starts with an assembly and comprises thematic, PowerPoint-based STEM quizzes for every year group from Reception to Year 6 - together with linked and age-differentiated maths and literacy activities!
Family Science: Top Tips for Saving the Planet (add-on activity) - (In-person / live streamed and digital resource pack options)
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!
The Engineering Trail - (Resource pack)
With opening and closing films and featuring engineering challenges using resources available in any school setting, differentiated into three age ranges: EYFS and KS1, Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6.
"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