Introducing our new Director for Development and External Relations

In February 2024, Vijay Jassal joined the British Science Association as our new Director for Development and External Relations. In this blog we get to know more about him, including his professional background, what he hopes to achieve in the role, and his party trick! Read more

Education | A CREST Awards case study: bridging the gap between primary and secondary science with SuperStar

Secondary science teacher Kim Vale hosted pupils from local primary schools for a fun day of SuperStar CREST activities at The Holmesdale School in Kent. Kim spoke to us about how this instilled confidence in the pupils, benefitted the Year 8 helpers, and offered tips for other teachers on how best to plan their own SuperStar day. Read more

Get eco-friendly with the British Science Week 2024 activity packs!

The British Science Week 2024 activity packs for children and community groups are out now! The theme of the packs is 'Time', and in this blog, we look at activities across all four packs that look at the relationship between time and the steps we can take to protect the environment. Read more

Education | Better primary science as a step to addressing inequalities in STEM

The Education Endowment Foundation have released new recommendations for how to improve teaching primary science. In this blog, our Head of Education, Maria Rossini, shows teachers how running CREST Awards can help teachers achieve each of the six recommendations. Read more

Education | CREST Awards and design & technology – perfect bedfellows

Design and technology is declining as a GCSE choice for students across the UK, but Matt James, a D&T teacher at a secondary school in Wales is on a mission to change that. We spoke to him about how he's using CREST in the curriculum to help bring D&T to life and link it to STEM, and ensure his students have a recognised achievement they can be proud of. Read more

Sculptural Snogging – luscious lips and tantalising tongues

Simon Hall, Visual Artist & GP Academic Clinical Fellow, Bristol, discusses his experience as event organisers at the British Science Festival 2023 Read more