Swansea Science Festival 2021. October 22 - 30

Swansea Science Festival, the largest festival of its kind in Wales!

We are back with some special guests and a wide range of shows, talks, workshops and tours - live in person and online, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Book your place and join us as we take your minds on a journey of discovery. We’ve got big bangs from Brainiacs Live and The Royal Institution, as well as ridiculous and shocking demonstrations, hacks and myth busting from Stefan Gates.

We'll also be discovering a world of bio-materials and exploring what it would be like to have coffee cups made of coffee, chairs made of mushrooms, or even to be able to eat your water bottle! Join us for these and lots, lots more!

Over 30 events, both in person and online.

Details here.

Put students at the centre of the action with Energy Quest!

We’re calling on all students aged 11 to 14 to help us save the day. In this new workshop, they’ll embed learning about energy sources and energy transfer as they put themselves in the shoes of engineers to design a solution to power a mobile phone.

This free 2-hour Energy Quest workshop, funded by Shell, is a great way to revisit core curriculum content and bring relatable role-models into the classroom.

Would you like a trained facilitator to run a remote session with your students? We’re booking workshops for the summer term and beyond – get in touch today to reserve your spot! 


“Using space as a context for STEM”. FREE online primary CPD.Monday November 15 4 - 5pm. Online

New date!

The topic of Space is fascinating for all ages. But did you know that we can use “Space” as a context of delivery through which much of the primary science curriculum can be taught? This is a great way of engaging young students and inspiring them in those all-important STEM subjects. 

This free online session will show you a fantastic range of quality assured resources developed by European Space Agency (ESA) and ESERO-UK (the European Space Educational Resource Office) which can be used free of charge to support your teaching. These ESERO-UK sessions are aiming to support teachers in Wales but are open to any UK primary school teacher. 

From material science to forces, plants to chemistry, there is something for everyone. Each resource is designed to link specifically to the National Curriculum and is laid out in a way that is easy to follow and implement. 

We will also help to support your school to reflect on your long-term planning for science and help colleagues to gain confidence in transforming either individual classrooms or indeed whole schools into “space rich” learning environments.

Book here.

BSA Grants NOW OPEN for CREST and British Science Week

The BSA currently have 2 Grants that eligible schools can apply for:

CREST for underrepresented audiences funding

CREST Awards are FREE in Wales for ALL but now you can apply for up to £300 to support costs of running a project. Applications deadline is October 15. Details here.

Kick Start Grant for British Science Week 2022

Don't let lack of funding stop you running a project during BSW! Applications deadline is November 8. Details here.

Don't miss out!

Inspiring the Next Generation: training on STEM activities. Tuesday October 19th 4pm – 5pm. Online

Balloon buggies, Cartesian divers and Vibrating brush monsters.

This virtual workshop is aimed at those who wish to inspire and enthuse the next generation through these fun, engaging design and build experiences.

Participants will be guided through how to make working models of a balloon buggy, Cartesian diver and a vibrating brush monster. These tie in with primary curriculum learning objectives in forces, materials, electricity and D&T.

The workshop will be led by professional engineer and STEM Ambassador Caroline Alliston who has 12 years’ experience in STEM education. It will include insights into STEM engagement at primary schools, instructions on how to build the models and explanations of the science involved. There will be opportunities to ask questions after each make and at the end.

Hints will be given about how to conduct the activities in class and a lesson plan, PowerPoint and pupil worksheet for each activity will be made available.

Details and booking here.