The Royal Institution offers a grant of £500 for schools to receive visits from a range of STEM enrichment providers. Applications open Friday 11th October and close on Monday 4th November. Successful schools will be able to choose a visit from any provider listed in the STEM directory.
Fab Science is a member of the STEM Directory so we could bring a whole day of hands on activities to your school. We offer theme days with a big emphasis on practical work and real world science…with good dose of awe and wonder thrown in! We cover the East of England, London and the South East. If you are out of this area, visit the STEM Directory to find a provider near you.
Choose from Potty Potions (Hogwarts themed chemistry), Fantastic Forces (air pressure and rockets), Sweetie Science (great for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory literacy links) and Fab Forensics. We also have a range of curriculum-linked workshops for specific year groups such as a gruesome tour of the digestive system for Year 4 or Geology Rocks for Year 3. See our schools page for all the options. We can often adapt our sessions to fit your topic or science week theme, get in touch to chat about what we can do for your school.
Our activities are carefully designed by an experienced science teacher to enhance your science curriculum and maximise opportunities for hands on experimenting. Each session is led by two presenters (at least one of whom will be a qualified teacher), we bring all the kit and even do the washing up. A teacher’s guide is included, with information on the activities, background science and ideas for follow-up work in the classroom. This allows teachers to fully experience the workshop with their class…no need to take notes!
We can do up to 5 sessions in a day, this could be hands on sessions for 5 classes or an assembly for the whole school followed by 4 workshops for individual classes. For the grant application, a larger number of children taking part is preferable (ie, the whole school). We offer discounts for multiple day bookings to allow larger schools to have hands on workshops for all of their classes. If you obtain a grant, we are happy to invoice for any extra sessions separately and you could still take advantage of the discount.
To apply for the grant, visit https://www.rigb.org/education/stem-grants during the application window. If you plan to apply for funding for a visit from Fab Science, please get in touch if you would like any help with the application.