The CREST Awards scheme is an education scheme run by the British Science Association’s for young people, providing science enrichment activities to inspire and engage 5-to-19-year olds. When we talk about science we mean it in the broadest sense possible, inclusive of natural and social sciences, engineering, maths and technology. 

CREST gives students the chance to participate in hands-on science through investigations and
enquiry-based learning, supporting them to solve real-life STEM challenges through practical investigation and discussion. It can be run in schools, after school clubs, other organisations or at home.

CREST Awards challenges students to work creatively with freedom and independence throughout.

For free resources and ideas for activities to download go to:

For more information contact: [email protected]

Mewburn Ellis LLP, one of Europe’s leading intellectual property firms, is offering free Awards and funding for schools serving disadvantaged students in each of its four UK office locations: Bristol, Cambridge, London* and Manchester.

The funding will cover Award fees at all levels (Star/SuperStar, Discovery, Bronze, Silver & Gold) for eligible schools between October 2020 – August 2021. In addition to supporting around 1,000 students through the free Awards scheme, Mewburn Ellis is also providing £100 additional funding to invest in resources for the first ten schools per region to register – this has been extended!  But don’t miss out!

If your school is in Cambridge (with a school postcode beginning with CB or PE) and you meet one of the following criteria, then you can register your interest by getting in touch with us your Regional CREST Support Organisation (RCSO). You will need a voucher code to access the funded awards which will be sent at registration providing you match the criteria. The voucher code will be valid until the 31 August 2021.

  1. Over 30% pupils receiving pupil premium funding
  2. Over 30% pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds
  3. All pupil referral and alternative provision units
  4. All SEND schools
  5. Schools who have a rural postcode*

*In a postcode listed as any type of “Rural” area under their government’s Rural Urban classification system. You can look up the Area Type for any UK postcode at

Claim your voucher code – please register using the relevant form LINK HERE and we will get in touch with you directly.

For free STEM learning resources go to:

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Royal Society of Biology:

Royal Society of Chemistry:

Tomorrow’s Engineers:

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