Through funding from the Welsh Government in 2015, the British Science Association have been able to offer CREST Awards in Wales for free.

CREST Awards is a scheme run by the BSA that recognise and reward quality project work in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) by students aged 11-19.

Previous Welsh Government support has enabled CREST to flourish in Wales. In the last four years, students from 84% of Welsh secondary schools have achieved CREST Awards.

The scheme can cost between £3 to £20 per student, so this support will make a significant difference for many schools and their budgets.

The funding has enabled the British Science Association to build on this success by developing two new tailor-made resources for Wales, aimed at Key Stage 3 pupils. 

The project will benefit Wales by expanding the numbers of students engaged with the already successful CREST Award programme, raising the interest of STEM in 11-14-year-olds, developing cross-curricular skills, and increasing the networks of professionals in Wales, contributing to STEM activity.