CREST Awards

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

24/07/2014

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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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Funding for CREST in Wales

We are pleased to announce that the Welsh Government through their National Science Academy has recently accepted a project proposal to support the CREST Awards (at secondary) in Wales. Running from April 2014 through to March 2015 this support will greatly enhance the scheme’s presence in Wales, building on recent successes, whilst providing further STEM related opportunities for young people.

This funding confirmation complements the on-going CREST Star (primary) project in Wales, where accessibility to the scheme is being increased through a project that includes translating the back-catalogue of activities and resources.

Here we have highlighted just some of the elements which will be implemented as part of this secondary funded project.

Subsidised registration costs

As part of the proposal, a subsidised model will be reinstated for all registrations in Wales, meaning the prices for the remainder of the academic year (up until August 2014) will be:

 

Schools in the rest of the UK (per pupil)

Schools in Wales (per pupil)

Discovery

£3

£0.90

Bronze

£4

£1.20

Silver

£8

£2.40

Gold

£15

£4.50

Further resources and materials translated in Welsh

The new versions of the CREST profile forms will be translated into Welsh and a new bilingual certificate will be re-instated. Other relevant materials will also be translated.

Pilot CREST Discovery Award days to take place

To promote the new CREST Discovery Award, subsidised activity days will take place in a number of target schools. If you or your school is interested in taking part then please contact See Science.

Contact details to register your interest or find out more

Support for CREST in Wales will be provided by See Science and their network of contacts:

Cerian Angharad/ Elizabeth Terry

See Science

Norfolk House

59 Charles Street

Cardiff CF10 2DG

Tel: 02920 801 644

Email: cerian.angharad@see-science.co.uk or liz.terry@see-science.co.uk

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