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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CREST successes in National Science + Engineering Competition

This year’s winners of CREST prizes as part of the National Science + Engineering Competition 2013 are:

CREST Prize for Creativity: Gareth Reid from Grosvenor Grammar School with his project Write-to-Read.

CREST Prize for Real World Context: Julien Toh from Liverpool College with his project New strategies in surviving sepsis: Supporting the battle against the nuclear fallout.

Greg Foot announced the awards with the Creativity Prize presented by Stephen Rogers from the Department for Education and the Real World Context by Ian Duffy from BP.

Julien also posted a great picture of him holding his CREST trophy. 

David Cameron speaks with CREST students

As part of his quick tour, Prime Minister David Cameron stopped to speak to students from 2 CREST projects with images now featuring on several websites. Joseph Whitaker School explained their 1.8 meter wind tunnel: How to measure aerodynamic forces with images appearing on Flickr.

He also visited the 'Sus-tain-ables' from Ursuline Academy with their project on sustainable housing for poor people in Bangladesh that was inspired by Practical Action CREST global challenges resources. (Image featured in Facebook photostream)

Over 70% of the projects at the final of the National Science + Engineering Competition had CREST Awards and both the Young Scientist of the Year, Emily O'Regan and the Young Engineer of the Year, Fred Turner are CREST Gold Awardees.

Congratulations to all the students with projects and from STEM Clubs that attended the Big Bang Fair contributing to an inspirational event.


If you have your own CREST experiences to share from the event then please let us know

If you missed out this time then why not attend one of The Big Bang Fair Near Me events which are taking place regionally in June and July 2013.

The CREST Awards are supported by BP, Saudi Aramco, the Department for Education and the Welsh Government.


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