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Science for Schools 2019

That was the best trip ever!


A must-see… There is something for everyone.


Nearly 7000 pupils from 92 schools enjoyed four fun filled days, making this another record-breaking year for our Science for Schools programme.

Highlights included the MakerShack and the GCHQ CyberZone, where pupils (and teachers!) got their hands on creating, coding and cracking puzzles.

We celebrated the 150th birthday of the periodic table with Elemental Science and Periodic Success, and the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with Ted’s Moon Adventure and Bakineering In Space. Pupils learned about endangered species through stop-motion animation (BioMedia Blitz), and the past, present and future of light communication (Illuminating Communication) to name just a few of our fascinating interactive workshops.

Guest curator and medic Dr Ronx, palaeontologist Catalina Pimiento and presenter Dallas Campbell, were among several esteemed scientists who inspired and encouraged older students at our careers event ‘Creating Your Future’.

It was great for our students to learn about different careers available in the field of STEM and the many pathways that can be taken to achieve this.


If you didn’t make it this year, why not have a quick look at our 2019 brochures, to inspire you to plan a visit in 2020.

Very well organised and run… we would like to come for two days next time as there was so much else to see and do.


Cheltenham Science Festival 2 – 7 June 2020.
The programme and brochure will be online in January 2020, and booking will open in early February 2020.

If you would like to receive our brochures and mailings, please email education@cheltenhamfestivals.com with your name and full school address to ensure you do not miss out.


Our Science for Schools programmes is supported by:

Our In Association Partner

Education Programme Partners