In 2018 the Great Science Share for Schools has gained national support. In addition to the central event in Manchester, these pioneers represent some of those schools and organisations who have led the field in supporting young people across the UK share their science with new audiences.

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GSS Oxfordshire

Where? Garsington CE Primary School

What?  Our children love doing their own experiments! Each class has been working on different topics. Children will be showcasing what they have discovered at an after school Great Science Share fair to which all our community is invited. Be ready to join in with their experiments and have some fun!

How many? 200 children in school, 100 parents/carers, 40 community members

Who's the host? Sarah’s Adventures in Science



GSS Islington

Where? The Great Hall at London Metropolitan University

What?  Primary school children in Islington are invited to send children to participate in our first Great Science Share for Schools. This aims to give Islington primary school children the opportunity to share their inspirational science learning. The event will be a child-led fair hosted by our local university, where the children will set up and run their own stalls. Each school will have a table to showcase something they have been learning about, involving scientific enquiry.

How many? 120 children from 15 schools, 30 adults as well as invited visitors.

Who’s the host? Jo Moore and Chloe Lister, Primary Science Teaching Trust Cluster

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GSS Bath Spa


Where? Bath Spa University

What?   Local primary and secondary schools will be involved in a table-top science fair.  Year 5-8 pupils will take turns to present to each other, explaining their science questions and investigations.  This GSS event will draw together schools who involved in the Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) and Thinking Doing Talking Science projects and teachers from new.

How many? 250 pupils and teachers from 25 schools

Who's the host? Sarah Earle and the Bath Spa ITT Team


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GSS Wiltshire

Where? Melksham Oak Community School

What?  Our 3rd Great Science Share for Schools will involve 9 schools, with pupils from Year 1-9 bringing along a range of displays and interactive science activities to share with each other. The theme this year will be ‘Activities Inspired by The Study of Famous Scientists’.  Bath University STEM Outreach Ambassadors and an live ‘Question and Answer’ Skype with scientists at The University of Manchester will add more sparkle! Winners from our Children’s Family Research Project will also showcase their entries on stage.

How many? 120 pupils and 25 teachers

Who's the host? Carole Sampey and the Melksham Science Cluster



GSS Glasgow

Where? Mearns Primary School

What?    We are going to invite 4 or 5 of our cluster schools to Mearns Primary for a Great Science Share for Schools. Primary 6 and 7 pupils (10-12 year olds) will each showcase chosen pieces of science they have done this year as well as taking part in a series of STEM challenges throughout the day. The event will be used to contribute to the schools Primary Science Quality Mark.

How many? 40 pupils and 4 teachers

Who's the host? Paul Tyler


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GSS Manchester - central event


Where? Whitworth Hall, The University of Manchester

What? The Great Science Share for Schools central event will invite new schools from the Greater Manchester region. Children will showcase their science investigations, also welcoming secondary pupils involved in the Siemens Roller Coaster Challenge. The Greater Manchester Engineering Challenge 'Big Build - Marble Run' will also be a nail-biting experience for all. With our usual song and dance extravaganza led by The Derby High School, we look forward to a great event. Live streaming on Youtube will take place from 12.30pm.

How many? 500 children, teachers and VIPs, including special addresses from Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell.

Who's the host? SEERIH, The University of Manchester



GSS Guernsey

Where?  La Houguette Primary School

What? We’ll be celebrating and sharing fascinating science learning from across our school.  Our Great Science Share for Schools will involve all the children in our school from pre-school to Year 6. It will focus on encouraging them to explore what has been learnt and inspire further learning and involvement with science.  Our parents and members of the community will be invited to share in this great opportunity with the view to encourage them to take part in interactive science with us.

Who? pre-school to Years R to 6 to adult

How many? 270 children, 24 staff, parents and community

Who's the host? Tim Le Compte representing the SEERIH Science Innovation Network Guernsey (SING)



GSS Hertfordshire

Where? Jupiter Community Free School

What? 6 primary schools from across Dacorum are taking part in the very first Hertfordshire Great Science Share for Schools.  Each school, of a variety of sizes and locations, will bring their pupils to Jupiter to share their science projects, investigations and discoveries.  With opportunities to get hands-on during the event too, the schools are raring to go for their inaugural event!

How many? 50-100 pupils from Y3 to Y7

Who's the host? Neil Jones, Principal of Jupiter Community Free School , Hemel Hempstead (supported by the Primary Science Quality Mark and the University of Hertfordshire)


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GSS Birmingham

Where? Nelson Mandela School

What? The six schools involved in the Clifton Science Network are very excited to host their first Great Science Share for schools. They are planning their own ‘mini-Great Science Shares’ to identify two groups of children who will act as ambassadors representing their school at the collaborative event on 19th June 2018. Children will take the role of teachers for the afternoon and involve ‘delegates’ in investigating their science questions. A secret special guest will launch the event with a finale of a cascade of rockets!

How many? 80 Year 2 to Year 6 pupils and 15 adults

Who's the host? Clifton Science Network and Kate Redhead (PSTT Regional Mentor)



GSS Rochdale

Where? Falinge Park High School

What? Following on from the success of the 2017 Great Science Share for Schools event, pupils from Years 5 and 6, from four Primary Cluster schools,  will join with Year 7 pupils to sharing the investigations that they have worked on during the year. The theme will be 'Exploration and Discovery'.

Pupils will showcase their own work and also link with STEM Ambassadors and the school community. In particular they will focus on how their investigations are used in real life situations.

How many? 30 pupils and 6 teachers at Falinge, plus 1000 children and 20 teachers across its partnership primary schools

Who’s the host? Falinge Park High School



GSS Cheshire

Where? Rode Heath Primary School

What? Following our participation in GSS for the past 2 years we are now opening our school for the afternoon to invite children from 10 local schools in Cheshire East to share their science questions and investigations with us.

All classes at Rode Heath Primary will be showcasing different aspects of scientific enquiry during an afternoon event. There will be a Crumble Controller taster session and invited representatives from local engineering companies. Ex-pupils will also share their experiences of science at High School.

How many? 300 children and 40 adults

Who's the host? Julie Wiskow and Rode Heath Primary staff


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GSS London

Who? Gascoigne Primary School

What? Groups of Year 3-8 pupils from local schools will present their science investigations to each other and invited guests in a table-top science fair. They will then work with a local artist to record their experience in a large artwork for display as part of the Inspire arts festival. Schools not able to attend the main event will be encouraged to organise their own in-school science share and to contribute to a science themed art exhibition Wow! What is it? This will show the results of children exploring science through different eyes and mediums by looking closely, learning and recording the learning in different ways, enlarging, reducing images, drawing, making 3D models of any area of science. 

How many? Up to 200 children and adults

Who are the hosts? Liz Lawrence & Kulvinder Johal and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

@kulvinderj   @LizLawrence3

GSS Bradford

Where? BASF Kids' Lab

What? Leeds Trinity University will bring six partner schools along to BASF’s newly refurbished Kids’ Lab for a mini children’s conference. There will be a children’s keynote, child-led science sharing, and a presentation from each school on why science is important to them. Representatives from Leeds Trinity University and BASF are also invited.

How many? 50 children and 15 adults.

Who's the lead? BASF Bradford and Dr Leigh Hoath, Leeds Trinity University



GSS Leeds

Where? Tranmere Park Primary School

What? Children from Reception to Year 6 from Tranmere Park and Greenhill Primary School, Leeds, plus a selection of other primary schools local to them, will be showcasing their fascinating science learning and sharing their discoveries with other primary pupils and the community.

How many? 100 children from local schools

Who's the host? Angharad Pass, Kathryn Horan, Sophie Bell and Bryony Turford

@MrsPassSci    @SciKathryn @ TranmerePark

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GSS Rochdale

Where? Lowerplace Primary School

What? Children taking part in our Great Science Share for Schools will showcase their investigation work in a science fair taking place in our hall. Year 6 students from Lowerplace and local schools will be asked to produce poster presentations and activities and every school will have their own table to share their science learning with Year 4 and 5 children. Our newly opened Phiz Lab will also be used for children to take part in practical investigation work. The event will feature schools from the Rochdale Ogden Trust Primary Partnership as well as other local schools.

How many? 300 children and 25 adults

Who’s the host? Chris Lowe and the Ogden Trust Primary Partnership

@Lowerplace  @MrLowePrimary


GSS Suffolk

Where? The University of Suffolk

What? In a celebration of primary science, children from approximately 20 Suffolk schools will gather together to share their child-led scientific investigations and scientific demonstrations with each other and other VIPs.

How many? 120 children, 60 adults

Who's the host? Claire Seeley


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GSS Stoke-on-Trent

Who? St. Joseph's Catholic Academy

What? Following on from successful STEM weeks, our children love rising to science and engineering challenges.  Classes will investigate, wonder, design, test and build with the theme of ‘Famous Scientists and Engineers’. The choice is theirs! By sharing their learning our 'Great Science Share for Schools' they will have chance to inform and inspire parents, carers and community members who will be invited to the event.

How many? 220 children in school and 100 parents/community members

Who's the host? Grace Marson