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The British Science Association is a charity that is committed to inspiring the UK’s future scientists and engineers. One of the ways we do this is through our CREST Star Investigators scheme.

CREST Star Investigators is a UK wide awards scheme designed to enable children aged five to eleven to solve science, technology, engineering and maths problems through practical investigation. We currently reach 10% of UK primary schools, and an estimated 60,000 young people complete a CREST Star award every year. An external evaluation demonstrated that CREST Star not only increased enthusiasm for science among children, but also improved thinking, talking and listening skills.

We are launching a major redevelopment of CREST Star Investigators to expand the reach and accessibility of the scheme and ensure its future, however we still have a £26,000 shortfall. Your contribution will help us achieve our aim to reach 500 new primary schools a year and to ensure that ALL primary school children have access to the scheme whatever their background and wherever in the UK they are.

The primary school years are crucial in developing a pupil’s long-term interest in science. It is during the primary years that children’s attitudes to science are nurtured, and later carried over into secondary school and adulthood.  With your support the CREST Star Investigators scheme will reach thousands more children.

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