Download our free Smeaton CREST Award activity packs, and get a voucher code to achieve the CREST Award for free!
As a part of LEEDS 2023 Signature Project Smeaton300, we’ve partnered up with the CREST Awards to inspire KS2 and KS3 learners to think like scientists and engineers. Learners will design and develop their own STEM projects, enabling them to apply science and engineering to their daily lives.
Through short, simple classroom-based STEM activities, learners will develop problem-solving skills, teamwork, creativity and communication skills with the CREST Awards. The activities are free to access and can be used by schools nationally and outside of the UK.
If learners complete all the tasks they can receive a CREST Award – Superstar Level for KS2 and Discovery Level for KS3 – as a mark of their hard work and achievement!
CREST Awards cost £1 for Superstar Level and £3 for Discovery Level for certification. We're offering 480 KS2 and 500 KS3 pupils in Leeds the opportunity to achieve their Smeaton CREST Awards for free, through a voucher code for teachers.
Find out about the CREST awards on offer and how to get started with your learners.
Our resources are free to access, but to complete the CREST Award there is a small charge for certification. The Superstar level is £1 per learner, and teachers need to register with CREST to apply for the certificates.
We're offering 480 KS2 and 500 KS3 pupils in Leeds the opportunity to achieve their Smeaton CREST Awards for free, through a voucher code for teachers.
The Superstar level is aimed at learners aged 7-11 and consists of 8 independent activities designed to take 45 minutes to an hour each. You can pick and choose activities from the pack, or complete all of them. Once learners have completed all 8 activities they can achieve their Smeaton CREST Award.
The theme for the activities is Smeaton Park – a brand new public space in Leeds which learners must design different elements for.
The Discovery level is aimed at learners aged 10-14 and is 5 hours of activity which is designed to be done in one day. This would be perfect for a STEM dropdown day, or activities can be split up into different sessions and done in class time. Designed and made by D&T teachers, our activity pack contains everything you need, complete with worksheets, powerpoints and curriculum links!
The theme for the activities is Smeaton Park – a brand new public space in Leeds which learners must design different elements for, using D&T, Citizenship and Science knowledge and skill.
Follow these steps to complete your CREST Award.
Download the activity pack, teacher information and resources
Apply for the LEEDS 2023 voucher code
Register on the CREST Awards website to run your CREST Award
CREST is a nationally recognised scheme for student-led project work in the STEM subjects. A network of industry experts from the STEM and education sectors are involved to maintain a consistent and high standard of assessment and moderation.
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