CREST is the British Science Association’s flagship programme for young people, providing science enrichment activities to inspire and engage 5- to 19-year olds.  It is the only nationally recognised accreditation scheme for project work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. 

CREST gives pupils the chance to participate in hands-on science through investigations and enquiry-based learning.  It can be run in schools, clubs, youth groups, other organisations or at home.

There are CREST activities to suit all ages and abilities

  • CREST Awards at secondary level support 11 – 19 year olds to design and carry out stretching extra-curricular research projects, rewarding achievements at DiscoveryBronzeSilver and Gold Award levels.

  • CREST Star is our primary school offering, which sets children aged 5 – 11 science, technology, engineering and maths problems to solve through practical investigation. CREST Star is used in over 800 primary and Special Educational Needs schools across the UK.

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