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Find out more about our flagship events, the Great Science Share for Schools and GMEC, as well as our latest news, and how to get in touch with us.

Our flagship events: the Great Science Share for Schools and the Greater Manchester Engineering Challenge (GMEC), are designed to increase pupil engagement and aspirations through high quality science and engineering teaching.

Great Science Share for Schools

Formally established in 2016 the GSSfS is a national campaign to inspire young people into science and engineering by sharing their scientific questions.  The annual campaign:

  • encourages young people to communicate their scientific questions and investigations with new audiences
  • improves  teacher confidence in teaching children to think and work scientifically
  • raises the profile of school science, improving the science capital of children and families.

Reaching over 50,000 young people since 2016, pupils, teachers, students, STEM Organisations and industry UK-wide and internationally are encouraged to take part each year. GSSfS is a free-to-participate campaign that culminates in thousands of young people sharing science in June.

Greater Manchester Engineering Challenge

GMEC is a campaign designed and developed by the SEERIH to inspire primary and secondary pupils into engineering. With a key engineering challenge designed for large scale school engagement, this campaign launches in late Autumn and culminates in March, and is an effective way to support your work in British Science & Engineering Week. With support from the University academics and students, Institution of Engineering & Technology, the IMechE, Comino Foundation and Siemens, the campaign provides face-to-face and online resources and supports for teachers.