During Term 3, ten KS1 BISP students took part in the 2022 Crest award challenge. They had great fun completing the challenges during their after-school activity.

CREST is a nationally recognised scheme for student-led project work in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths). The Star Award for children aged 5-7 years old is a great introduction to problem-solving in STEM. It offers children the opportunity to learn through hands-on challenges that focus on their everyday lives. 

The Crest Award challenge requires the children to complete eight Star Activities and record them in their CREST Star Passport. The activities are introduced by the characters Cosmic and Gem who have a problem for the children to solve. Each activity takes around an hour and involves solving a real-world problem. The activities range from choosing the best material for a tea bag, finding out about pitch using glass bottles and water and learning about forces using tin cans and ramps.

From the activities, the children gained an appreciation of investigative work and developed key skills. After completing all eight challenges, students received a CREST Star certificate and an iron-on badge. 

On the CREST website, you can find a special resource library for home-based learning. These activities are perfect for doing at home with limited resources.

Click on the link to access these resources https://collectionslibrary.crestawards.org/