In 2018 the Great Science Share for Schools reached right across the UK and beyond. Satellite events which maintained the campaign ethos of child-led, inclusive and collaborative, were hosted in schools and STEM organisations. There is no registration costs to be involved in the campaign. Most events are led by teachers, and involve primary and secondary pupils share their science questions and investigations. Events generally lasted an afternoon, but could be anything from a 1-hour pupil-led assembly to a whole school science fair or day.
In total 251 schools led their own science share events as well as another 282 who were involved in larger registered events.
Your event can support you to:
encourage children to ask and explore their own scientific questions
recognise the value of talking about and demonstrating science to others
develop teacher confidence in teaching working scientifically
encourage teacher collaboration to develop professional experience
make connections with scientists and engineers in your locality
For more information and guidance about what an event looks like download the GSSfS ABC Guide to running events.
Register to be part of GSSfS 2019
If you are attending a local event in your region, you must register directly with the event organiser. This form is for the GSSfS campaign team to monitor national uptake.
Look where GSSfS events are already being registered… don’t hang around - tell us where you are!
Some of the larger registered 2018 satellite events included:
Bath: Bath Spa University
Barking: Gascoigne Primary School
Birmigham: Nelson Mandela School
Bury: Bury Grammar School
Bradford: BASF Kids’ Lab
Cheshire: Rode Heath Primary School
Dudley: Kates Hill Primary School
Edinburgh: Easter Bush Science Centre
Glasgow: Mearns Primary School
Glasgow: SSERC and Thornton Primary School
Guernsey: La Houguette Primary School
Hertfordshire: Jupiter Community Free School
Islington: Great Hall at London Metropolitan University
Korea: North London Collegiate School Jeju
Leeds: Tranmere Park Primary School
Manchester: The University of Manchester
Rochdale: Faligne Park High School
Rochdale: Lowerplace Primary School
Leicester: The University of Leicester
London: The Crick Institu
Northern Ireland: Andrews Memorial Primary School
Norther Ireland: Fairview Primary School
Oxford: Cumnor Primary School
Oxfordshire: Garsington CE Primary School
Sheffield: Woodseats Primary School
Stockport: Vernon Park Primary School
Stoke-on-Trent: St Joseph’s Catholic Academy
Somerset: Wells Cathedral School
Southampton: The University of Southampton
Suffolk: The University of Suffolk
Wales: National Botanic Gardens of Wales
Wiltshire: Melksham Oak Community School
All these events are by invitation only from the event organiser. The Great Science Share for Schools, The University of Manchester and affiliated partners and sponsors encourage you to be involved and create many events. Event organisers accept full responsibility and liability for their own events.