The Royal Society
Science on Stage UK
Science on Stage UK is currently hosted by the Royal Society, and supported by a group of enthusiastic and committed volunteers. Science on Stage UK supports teachers from across the UK in getting involved with the opportunities the Science on Stage network provides, building links to their European counterparts.
The UK delegation for the international festivals are selected by the volunteer committee in a competitive application process. Videos, pictures and personal recommendations are all used to make sure our delegates are the best that STEM teaching in the UK has to offer!
In between festivals Science on Stage UK works with other teacher networks in the UK, such as the Association of Science Education and the Science Learning Partnerships, to continue sharing the practice we’ve gained in the European Science on Stage festival, and to gather ideas for the international exchange projects. Previous delegates have gone on to be nominated, and win other national awards, and take a lead in other national programmes.
British teachers were asked to hand in their teaching ideas for the European Science on Stage festival 2017 in Debrecen, Hungary. The application process is now closed. For further information visit Science on Stage UK's webpage or get in direct contact.
On 23-24 June 2016 Giovanni Pezzi from Italy presented a workshop 'Using Smartphones in Physics Experiments' at Gloucester High School for Girls / Exeter University. His colleague, Alessio Bernadelli from UK, presented 'Developing Science understanding through misconceptions'. The exchange between Italy and UK was a follow-up activity of the Science on Stage festival 2015 in London.
On Saturday 5 March 2016 the Scottish Annual Conference of the Association for Science Education (ASE) took place in Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen, Scotland. The day was packed with of over 30 talks and workshops for primary and secondary teachers of science. Three of the sessions were by members of the UK delegation at the 2015 Science on Stage Festival in London. There was a Best of Science on Stage session where several delegates showcased some of their own ideas and the best of the things they saw at the 2015 Festival in London. In addition David Featonby and Richard Spencer, famous for his massed Mitosis Mamba at the 2011 Festival in Copenhagen, delivered workshop sessions. Please find further information at www.ase.org.uk