Since the start of the 2016/17 Big Ideas programme, Solutions for the Planet has been working with the British Science Association as a CREST Award delivery partner. Our Global Good Award-winning Big Ideas programme is CREST-accredited to both Discovery and Bronze Level. Students who participate on a Big Ideas Day are eligible for a CREST Discovery Award (which they can apply and pay for). Students who present at a regional final will receive a CREST Bronze Award, the cost of which is covered by our business partners.
“The BSA believes that science and technology are a central part of our culture, and that everyone should feel able to be involved. The Solutions for the Planet final was so inspiring because of the young people who are leading the innovation and driving forward ideas themselves- not sitting back and waiting for ‘professionals’ to come up with solutions to the planet’s problems. All the big ideas were highly impressive, and I have no doubt that many will go on to make a real difference to people’s lives. The essence of the BSA’s CREST Awards is to reward excellent creative STEM project work- and this was certainly excellent!” Maria Rossini, Head of Education.