On the 12th September a fantastic ceremony took place at Wolstanton High School to congratulate numerous students across the Shaw Education Trust that have participated in a variety of projects for the British Science Association’s CREST programme.
CREST is the British Science Association's scheme for STEM project work that inspires young people to think and behave like scientists and engineers. Shaw Education Trust is a growing multi academy trust sponsored by Shaw Trust. They believe that all children should have the opportunity to be successful, whatever their starting point.
Representing CREST at the event, STEM NOW joined Keele University’s and the Ogden Science Trust’s Scott Walker to reward the students with with their certificates and personally congratulate them for all their hard work they have done for for their CREST projects. It was incredibly lovely seeing the excitement on their faces when they collected their well deserved certificates.
Speaking of the importance of the event, Dawn Platt the Organiser of the event and Director of Science for the Trust commented: “We aim to inspire young people to think and behave like scientists, so today is a landmark celebration for Shaw Education Trust. It is the culmination of hard work from staff in our schools who fly the flag for science and of course the dynamic determination of our students."
Scott from the Ogden Science Trust also performed a fab science show in front of the students and their guests!
It was a fantastic ceremony highlighting the importance of all the unique talents of the students awarded their CREST Award, as well as recognising that STEM is for all!
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