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Eligibility criteria and benefits

The UK delegation for Science on Stage is currently selected via an online application process. The eligibility criteria are very simple, and the benefits to both the chosen delegate and their school or college are highlighted below.

Science on Stage UK: eligibility criteria for the 2019 delegation

For a summary of the opportunity, process and guiding themes for 2019 please see our flyer.

About the applicant:

  • Applications at all levels of primary and secondary education will be accepted.
  • Applications should be made by individual STEM teachers or technicians.
  • The teacher or technician must be classroom based, at a school, college or other formal educational institution within the UK.
  • All applicants must only enter a project they have personally been involved in.
  • Those who have been to a European Science on Stage festival twice or more will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must have submitted all the information required on the form.

About the teaching approach or project:

  • Teaching approaches or projects should have been underway in the past 2 years, although may have been started before.
  • The teaching approach or project should link to one of the Science on Stage guiding themes for 2019 (SScience in Early Years, Digital Literacy and Science Education, Sustainable Development in Science Education, Astronomy and Space Exploration in Science Education, Low-Cost and Recycled Science and Inclusive Science).

The ideal Science on Stage project promotes students' interest in science, refers to everyday life, has a sustainable effect, is feasible in everyday school life and can be financed with reasonable expenses and promotes inquiry-based learning.

The Benefits

The moto for Science on Stage is 'From Teachers, For Teachers' and sharing good practice between countries is a key part of the scheme. Through this, more students will be encouraged to consider a career in science or engineering by spreading good teaching concepts among Europe’s science teachers and technicians.

Benefits for UK teachers and technicians (delegates)

  • Opportunity to be inspired, enthused and learn from over 350 international teachers 
  • Opportunity to bring back ideas and resource to their classroom.
  • Experience of presenting at an international level to peers.
  • Chance to visit another country after the festival as either part of the ‘teacher exchange’ or ‘take a workshop to my country’ programme with financial support.
  • Be a part of a growing network, and connect with teachers from across Europe long term.

Benefits for UK schools/colleges

  • Raised profile of the school/college through the teacher’s involvement in an international event championing best practice in science learning approaches.
  • Raised profile of the school/college through teacher attendance at UK events post festival as part of the dissemination process.
  • Opportunity to improve the STEM provision in the school/college through the sharing of best practice with 350 European teachers.
  • Increased motivation of staff who attend.
  • Minimal cost for the teacher to attend (the cost of the conference and accommodation is covered by Science on Stage Europe).