CREST Awards

Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) enrichment activities to inspire and engage young people aged 5-19 years


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Celebrating achievement in national competition level

Gianamar receiving the CREST prize for Understanding of Real World Context at the 2012 NSEC finals

Acknowledging success through CREST Awards

Making sure students have a tangible recognition of their hard work, effort and success that is respected by organisations such as UCAS.

A framework for good quality project work in STEM

The CREST Awards offers a robust and consistent framework for students and mentors to use to create high quality projects

Resources available to promote and support the scheme

There are lots of resources available to promote and support the scheme – none more important than our CREST Local Coordinator Network

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Fitness & performance


WorkoutFitness & performance .pdf

Click below to read a summary of the Fitness & performance project ideas for Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards; or to go back to project ideas click here.

CREST Bronze
Find out who’s the fittest in your class
To get started you should do some research (you might like to ask your PE teacher for some help with this).  Try to explain what ‘fit’ and ‘fitness’ mean and find out what a ‘pulse rate’ is and how you can measure this.
Secondly, you need to pick a group of people to test. You could test:

  • your class at school
  • a sports team (if you play football or netball, for example, you might want to test your team mates)
  • all girls, all boys, or a mixture of both
  • people of different age groups.

Your task is to find out how fit they are by measuring their baseline level of fitness.

CREST Silver
Design, make and test a device to measure the steadiness of somebody’s hand and factors that affect it
The first thing you have to do is make something to test people’s performance. The device you’re going to make is an electronic ‘wire course’. You’ve probably seen one before – they’re pieces of wire bent into a wiggly shape. You have to navigate a metal hoop around the ‘wire course’ without touching it; if you do, a buzzer sounds or a light turns on.

Make a devise to measure reaction times
For this project you are going to make a devise to test people’s reaction times.