Children receiving their certificates

Local youngsters gain recognition from the British Science Association

Posted Monday, June 17, 2019 - 3:01pm

Local youngsters have been working towards the British Science Associations Crest Award, with the first 10 children gaining the recognition this weekend, after completing a series of extra-curricular science events organised by Sciencedipity CIC, a Devon based non-profit educational company.

Six children from Exeter and four from Barnstaple received their Crest Award this week, with many other local children also enrolled in this nationally recognised scheme, following close behind them.

To achieve the Crest Award, the children, aged 6-12, complete eight activities which involve solving a challenge, such as boat building, investigating acids and bases and analysing soil samples. These have been coordinated by Sciencedipity at their monthly Science Club.

Ruth MacLaren, Director of Sciencedipity, commented “The children and their parents are clearly excited to receive the Crest Award as it shows how hard they have worked to complete the investigations we’ve set. It also demonstrates their love of learning science topics. Hopefully these children will be our engineers or scientists of the future.”

If you’d like to find out more about how to receive these Crest Awards or other science outreach activities in Devon, please contact Ruth at