National Science & Engineering Week

The UK's widest grassroots celebration of all things science and engineering


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In the year 2114... - Junior winner

Animal and language translator! by Damian Thorpe. Hackleton CE Primary School, Hackleton, Northampton.

In the year 2114... - Intermediate 1 winner

Flood Detecting Barrier Tube! by Sophia Vines. Kensington Prep School, London.

In the year 2114... - Intermediate 2 winner

The Great Disolvable Bone! by Sam Roberts. St John the Baptist Primary School, Halstead, Essex.

In the year 2114... - Senior winner

Internet Delivery Printer by Amelia Jravis. Queen Anne's Caversham, Reading, West Berkshire.

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Competitions & prize draws

School and online science and engineering competitions for National Science & Engineering Week including the popular poster competition for primary schools, Get Set Demonstrate for science teachers and online challenges for all ages.

NSEW 2014 competitions and prize draws

In the year 2114... national school competition

Demo Day 2014

ITCH - The Big Science Read

Mentos Fountain Challenge

School prize draw

NSEW Event Awards

Past competitions & prize draws

  • What a waste school poster competition 2013- We teamed up with EDF Energy's the Pod to challenge all UK schools to design something made from waste materials.

  • Prove it! was the online video competition for all ages created for National Science & Engineering Week 2012 to collect 30-second stories about 'Our world in motion'. Check out the entries here.


  • ran a national maths competition for schools specially for NSEW 2012. Over 80,000 pupils took part, answering around 22 million maths questions over ten days.