There are many organisations and companies that offer outreach activities (often free or at low cost) to schools and youth groups.  In addition to the details below, get in touch with us at [email protected] to discuss your needs and find out which companies and organisations are active near you.  Read on for a selection of resources that are offered by other organisations external to STEMPOINT East.

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:

Morgan Sindall Virtual Work Experience

Following the success of their 2020/21 VWEX Programme Morgan Sindall Construction are continuing to offer Virtual work experience nationally to students from Y10–13.

Register your interest here


Schools, colleges and community groups are counting down to one of the biggest space and astronomy events in the calendar. So get yourself signed up…

The STEMFest in Space virtual event combines classroom and hands-on learning in an exciting, fun-packed day, showcasing
the many wonders of space. It is a perfect opportunity to learn about careers within the space sector and a chance to meet
real astronauts and inspirational speakers

Fine out more and book here

Sustainable Futures Escape Room

The Royal Academy of Engineering would like to invite you and your students to a ‘sustainable futures’ virtual escape room on Friday 24th September 2021 at 2pm.

Please click on the documents below to find out more information

Sustainable Futures Escape Room Newsletter

Sustainable Futures Escape Room poster

FAQ Sustainable Futures Escape Room

The Heath and Care Academy aims to  raise the aspirations of young people and attract the brightest talent to work within Hertfordshire and west Essex, support and develop our own staff and create the next generation of leaders – the Academy’s mission is to create the ‘one workforce’ at the heart of our workforce strategy.

Find out more information here

Welcome to BT’s virtual STEM learning programme.
BT have provided short videos to explain how they are using computing, science, maths and engineering to help people to communicate and stay connected.
We hope these will help to bring the school curriculum to life and give you a view of what you are learning at school / college is used in the world of work.
Please click here to view 

What is Neon?

Neon brings together the UK’s best engineering experiences and inspiring careers resources to help teachers bring STEM to life with real-world examples of engineering. 

Find out more information here

Other resources


Association for Science Education:

Hertfordshire Opportunities Portal:

Institution of Civil Engineers:

Institute of Mathematics & Its Applications/Maths Careers:

Institution of Mechanical Engineers:

Institute of Physics:

Royal Society of Biology:

Royal Society of Chemistry:

Tomorrow’s Engineers:

Platform providing access to school network/provision of live/recorded materials: