Primary challenges (ages 5-11)


Typically completed by 5-11 year olds, CREST Star and SuperStar challenges relate to everyday experiences. Children complete eight activities to gain a CREST Award, with each activity taking between 45 minutes and 1 hour to complete.

The activities are designed to be easy-to-run and low-cost. You don’t need to be a teacher, have a science background or have access to specialist equipment to run them. The packs contain helpful hints and tips for you to use, explaining the scientific themes and offering guidance on conversation topics for your children.

There are more CREST approved resources that have been developed by our partners and providers specific to your region.


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Top Tips for STEM clubs

Top Tips for STEM

Top Tips STEM clubs are great environments to run CREST Awards. This sheet contains our best hints and tips to get you started... Clubs are proven to engage young people with science, technology, engineering and maths subjects (STEM). They inspire, help with learning, raise career aspirations, and improve the profile of STEM subjects to the wider community. Not to mention, they’re great fun, and show that science is accessible to everyone! CREST Background CREST is a STEM enrichment programme which enables young people aged 5-19 to do open-ended project work. The CREST Awards is the only nationally recognised accreditation scheme for STEM project work, and around 30,000 students in the UK gain CREST Awards every year. www.crestawards.org/about-crest-awards Top tips for setting up a club 1Start simple We offer six Award levels, starting with CREST Star and SuperStar which require neither a scientific or teaching background, nor specialist equipment. To get started, pick eight activities from our library. These take up to an hour to run and can be done over an extended period of time. CREST Star www.crestawards.org/run-crest-awards/crest-star CREST SuperStar www.crestawards.org/run-crest-awards/crest-superstar

Star level

Collections of one hour challenges recommended for children aged 5-7 years that relate to children’s everyday experiences. Find out more about this level and how to gain a CREST Award on the CREST Star page.


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SuperStar level


Collections of one hour challenges recommended for children aged 7-11 years that realate to broader situations that children are likely to have come across. Find out more about this level and how to gain a CREST Award on the CREST SuperStar page.


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SuperStar

Getting Started Guide: Primary
All SuperStar challenges