Championing change: CREST webinar inspires secondary science teachers to revitalise their lessons

The BSA, with Gatsby Charitable Foundation, recently published a guidance pack and webinar to help secondary science teachers build curriculum-led practical projects into lessons. Practical work is a crucial part of students’ science education – and it is surprisingly easy to run when using the CREST Awards. Read more

Tackling underrepresentation in STEM industries starts in the classroom

Recently released data shows disparities in the rates of exclusion of UK schoolchildren from ethnic minority backgrounds. These disparities can also be found in data analysing the ethnic make-up of the STEM workforce, showing that inequality needs be addressed at every level. Read more

Real change will only come by facing our fears, anxieties and discomfort

Chief Executive of the BSA, Katherine Mathieson, reflects on the recent report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities. Read more

Think your future plans don't include STEM? Think again!

For soon-to-be school leavers who are starting to think about their next steps, we have pulled together some Gold CREST Awards that would look great on any application form, even if you don't think STEM is in your future. Read more

Spring has sprung: The return to school

With the summer term starting in April, we have explored fun ways to get students excited about science ahead of a full return to the classroom post-lockdown across the UK. Read more

The Ideas Fund: How we have been supporting communities through the application process

An update on The Ideas Fund since its launch in January and a rundown of the resources available to support communities through the application process. Read more

The future is here!

To celebrate British Science Week, school students in Stoke-on-Trent took part in Project Potterbot, a scheme run by STEM Day in a Box to carry out machine learning projects at home and in the classroom. Read more