World Book Day - Thursday 7th March

March has a really busy start with St. David's Day, World Book Day and British Science week all so close together!

  • World Book Day- Thursday 7th March
  • British Science Week- Friday 8th- Sunday 17th March

As these dates are so close why not use STEM Book readings as part of your World Book Day/ British Science Week events combined?

There's no need for you to spend time finding and choosing suitable books as we have recorded STEM Ambassadors reading some of their favourites! The recordings are suitable for school years 2, 3 & 4.

If you would like to receive these recordings (available in Welsh and English) please email or

Please note that the link will be valid for 7 days from receipt.

British Science Week 2024. March 8 - 17.

The theme for 2024’s activity packs and poster competition is ‘Time’.

Free activity packs for #BSW24 are available to download now!

The packs provide fun and engaging ways to introduce the theme to the children. Each pack, created with the support of UK Research and Innovation and 3M, includes a wide range of fun, hands-on activities, and loads of useful information for planning your events for the Week.

There are separate packs for Early Years, Primary and Secondary. 

Find them here.

Join our webinar to learn how CREST can maximise BSW engagement.

Details here.

ESA Walk to the Moon Challenge

Inspire your class to get up, move their bodies, and train like astronauts with the ESA - European Space Agency's Mission X.

Join the 6 week Walk To The Moon Challenge, create your plan of action and encourage your team/students to learn the key elements to keeping fit and staying healthy in space and on Earth with in class and at home activities.

So what are you waiting for? Register today and take your first steps towards the moon! 

Details here.

University of South Wales CES Outreach STEM Competition: Design a Mobile

Showcase your passion for STEM!

To celebrate the opening of the CES STEM Outreach Room we are inviting young people (Year 3 to Year 9) to design a STEM themed mobile that will be used to decorate the room.

Prizes for individuals and schools.

Closing date for submissions, Friday 8th March.

For more information and to register, contact

The Edina Trust Science Grant Scheme

Calling Primary Schools in Denbighshire, Newport, Torfaen

The Edina Trust offers £700 primary school science grants and £500 early years science grants. Grants are available in a local authority area for three years, after which we move on to new areas.

It’s quick and easy to access as the grants are non-competitive, meaning you are guaranteed to get funding if you are in one of the current areas. 

Schools can use their grants for: 

  • Science resources 
  • Science weeks 
  • Scientific visits (in or out of school)
  • Improving the school's grounds for science
  • Gardening equipment
  • Science subscriptions

Details of the simple application process are here