CREST Awards

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


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Case studies

We've drawn together some amazing stories from across the country - all displaying the flexibility of CREST and the positive impacts that the scheme can have on not only the young people who take part, but also the teachers and mentors too!

How CREST links with... downloadable PDFs:

CREST Case Study 01: CREST in a Day - Bronze level

CREST Case Study 2: CREST Awards through STEM-based Work Experience - Silver level

CREST Case Study 3: Project-based learning - Bronze level

CREST Case Study 4: Business acumen - Bronze Level

CREST Case Study 5: Local business links - Bronze, Silver and Gold level

CREST Case Study 6: Amateur sleuthing - Bronze level

CREST Case Study 7: Industry-linked projects - Bronze and Gold level

Student online case studies:

(we have produced printable pages for you in case you would like hard copies)

CREST Case Study A: UK Young Scientist of the Year 2012 - Kirtana, Gold Student, summarising her CREST experience through Nuffield leading up to winning the top title in the National Science + Engineering Competition 

CREST Case Study B: Intel ISEF winner 2009 - Rosy, Gold Student, speaking about how the skills learned through CREST have helped her in school, her medical degree and on into the start of her career

CREST Case Study C: Silver CREST Fair finalist 2003 - Jonathan, Silver Student, reminiscing about how after 10 years, CREST continues to inspire his PhD and science communication work

CREST Case Study D: Gold CREST finalist 2009 - Haadi, Gold Student, looking back at his Award and to his future in medicine

CREST Case Study E: Bronze, Silver, Gold CREST finalist 2003 -09 - Rachel, Bronze,Silver,Gold Student, from a school science club undertaking Bronze, via a Gold Award and on to an MRes in Experimental Neuroscience