Our Festivals of Chemistry date from the early 1990s. They have a long history of engaging learners with hands-on practical chemistry delivered at universities across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
We are currently evaluating our Festivals of Chemistry from 2022 and will be releasing information about the programme for next year by early 2023. This will include details of our Discovery Days and what to expect across all three stages.
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Festivals 2022 introduced a three-stage, blended approach that included both online elements and the reintroduction of in-person events hosted at universities in the United Kingdom.
Stage 1 – Explore Chemistry Careers
Videos and Careers lesson plans with corresponding resources delving in to chemistry as a subject, its application in the real world and the career pathways it offers. The content for this was released in April 2022 at festivalsofchemistry.org for delivery in classrooms throughout April and May.
Stage 2 – Discovery Days
(Please note that places at our Discovery Days are now full with a waiting list for school places)
10 x Regional Discovery Days taking place on-site at universities. The days consisted of an inspiring speaker, a hands on practical chemistry experiment and a careers panel. On the day there was also CPD provision for teachers attending.
Stage 3 – Chemistry for Good Challenge
A nationwide challenge exploring using Chemistry for Good which launched this summer.
Students aged 14-16 years old work in teams of up to 4 to create innovative solutions to make the world a greener place through improving or reducing waste. Ideas need to submitted by Friday 23rd September on the festivalsofchemistry.org website.