October 12, 2018

On Tuesday 9th October, it was Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology and maths, which aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and create new role models for girls studying STEM. To celebrate, we partner...

September 7, 2018

It's been an incredibly busy summer here at Ignite!, and how we’ve all had a bit off time of to relax and unwind, it’s time for an update on what we’ve been up to.

Curiosity Project

The main project we’ve been working on all year has been the Curiosity project, which has...

July 16, 2018

This year we’ve teamed up with The Renewal Trust to bring a nationwide science programme called ‘Curiosity’ to Nottingham, giving children and young people across the city the chance to benefit from free, inspiring science activities chosen and led by them.

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May 24, 2018

Over the past few months we have been working with a group of young people from the SEND (Sneinton Energy Needs Direction) group at the Greenway Centre on a project funded by Nottingham Together. The project aimed to improve community cohesion and a sense of belonging...

April 23, 2018

Ignite! has teamed up with The Renewal Trust to bring a nationwide science programme
called Curiosity to Nottingham, giving children across the city the chance to benefit from free,
inspiring science activities – chosen and led by young people themselves.


Cherry Underw...

April 3, 2018

Our Founder and Associate Rick Hall has been on his travels again, this time to Switzerland to take part in the Education Working Group of the European Citizen Science Association – which is a title to be reckoned with but is basically exploring how children in school...

March 26, 2018

Thanks to a grant from the Physiological Society, we ran a project about sleep at the beginning of the year with Hempshill Hall Primary School. Year 4 pupils worked with physiologists from Nottingham Trent University, including Dr Carl Nelson, and creative practitioner...

February 27, 2018

The Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity is over for another year and it's time to reflect on all the great work that happened during the biggest and busiest festival yet!

The Real Science in Schools Symposium kicked the festival off in the best way, with teache...

January 23, 2018

The programme for this year's Festival of Science and Curiosity is now live on the festival website: www.nottsfosac.co.uk

Our top picks:

Real Science in Schools Symposium - Lab_13 pupils, researchers, headteachers, science leads will be coming together to discuss how we...

January 9, 2018

We are very happy to announce that we have received a grant from the Science and Technology Facilities Council to extend the network of Lab_13s in Nottingham!

Three Lab_13s have already been established in Nottingham at Dovecote Primary, Rosehill School and Nethergate A...

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