It is time to gear up for British Science Week 2021

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of the diverse people and careers in science, technology, engineering, and maths that will be running from the 5th to the 14th of March 2021. British Science Week is coordinated by the British Science Association and is funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). 

British Science Week events can be organised by anyone and are especially popular amongst; teachers, community group leaders, researchers, parents, students and STEM Ambassadors. The continuing success of the Week depends entirely on the incredible effort of everyone arranging events, and we would like to thank our Ambassadors for always taking part and bringing science to life. 

The idea behind the programme is to raise awareness, spark enthusiasm and celebrate STEM subjects with people of all ages and from all walks of life. Did you know for example know that insects and their amazing abilities have inspired us to make robots that help in different rescue missions and space exploration? There are no strict rules for the format of events and under normal circumstances we would encourage a diverse range of locations. However, under the current restrictions we must remind people to be creative at home and make sure you stay safe.  

You might already have loads of activities planned but if you have not, the British Science Week web site can help you plan your activities now. 

Getting involved in British Science Week is easy, and you can take part in several different ways. Help us smash stereotypes by celebrating the diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 

The activity packs are divided into three different stages; early years, primary and secondary and have been created in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Mewburn Ellis and 3M. The theme for this year’s activity packs and poster competition is ‘Innovating for the future’. 

Running an event on your own might seem daunting but BSW can help you with everything from applying for grants to providing activity packs. On their web site you can find all the help you need in a step-by-step “How to” guide for organising an event, finding a presenter, how to arrange publicity and where to find funding. British Science Week have also provided you with handy templates so you can create easily press releases and press photo call invitations to maximise publicity for your event. 

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