CREST CPD & Funding: Hold a Discovery Day!
January 22nd 2021

CREST CPD & Funding: Hold a Discovery Day!

Is your school looking to get ahead in STEM?
Hold a Discovery Day and make a difference!

A Discovery Day is a chance for young people aged 10-14 to learn about hands-on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) projects. It’s a fantastic opportunity for primary and secondary students to apply an open-ended, student-led and project-based learning approach with real-world context to their STEM projects. Some students can even earn a CREST Bronze Award!

How can teachers take part?

Teachers from eligible schools will take part in Teachers’ CPD training and online training on how to run a Discovery Day. Teacher training is aimed to be delivered by the end of March 2021 and the Discovery Days to be run by the end of the 2020-2021 academic year.

Teacher CPD training and Discovery Day remote support includes:

  • Delivery of teacher CPD training on STEM projects work with CREST and the entry requirements for the Discovery Day
  • Remote support on how to deliver our five-hour-long ‘Machines of the Future’ Discovery Day activity for a whole year group (or approximately 100 students).
  • Optional in-school support from delivery partners to run the Discovery Day.

Is our school eligible?

State-funded schools in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can take part!

The criteria for schools that are eligible to participate are:
– over 30% of pupils eligible for the pupil premium or equivalent
– over 30%* of pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds; and/or
– a small school based in a remote or rural location**

What’s in it for our school?

For the project, schools will be asked to print and provide resources.

Your school will receive:

1 – A voucher code to cover the cost of the Discovery Awards as well as a smaller number of CREST Bronze Awards for students who continue at this level.
2 – A small grant for materials.

This is too good an opportunity to miss.
Get in touch FAST – places are limited!

Michelle will also be hosting the training sessions and follow-up support!

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