The Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity takes place each February with the aim of celebrating and breaking down barriers to STEM engagement in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. 

The next festival will be taking place 10 - 17 February 2021. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the festival will look slightly different; we will be using digital technologies where necessary and adapting to changes in restrictions as they come. Our schools projects have been designed so they can be adapted digitally, and we have consulted with teachers to develop an offer that provides support that's not disruptive and can be adapted to suit the changing needs of teachers and pupils. Our schools projects are open and free to all schools in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire as well as home educated children. 

All of the schools participating in projects with the Festival of Science and Curiosity will be invited to showcase their work at the Real Science in Schools Symposium. This event is an opportunity for pupils to come together to share their investigations, learn from their peers and meet inspiring local scientists. In 2021, there will be two Symposia: one at the Nottingham Council House on Thursday 11th February and one at Mansfield Central Library on Friday 12th February. If necessary, these will be conducted virtually. 

Provided by: Ignite Ignite

Subject areas

  • Science and Technology

Key stages

  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • Key Stage 3
  • Key Stage 4
  • SEND

Offers a free option?

  • Yes

Can deliver in-school?

  • Yes

Counts toward Arts Award?

  • Yes

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