Are you ready for two action-packed days filled with fun STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) activities? Do you educate year 5 aged students on the Isle of Wight? Yes, fantastic! You're invited to a free celebration of STEM.

Join in with live science, interactive workshops and talks with real STEM businesses. Activities have all been designed to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians. The event is also aimed at supporting everyone involved with teaching and promoting STEM subjects. We can't wait to see you!

Everything you need to know

  • When is the festival? Thursday, 30th June and Friday, 1st July
  • Where is the festival? Cowes Enterprise College, Crossfield Ave, Cowes, PO31 8HB
  • What time is the festival? 10am to 2pm

Interactive exhibits

Head off on a journey of exploration and interact with hands-on activities. Run by local scientists and people from the STEM industry, this is a fantastic way to see STEM in action. You could be launching rockets, exploring fossils or finding out about potential STEM careers from local businesses and education providers. Where will the adventure take you?

Science show, workshops and pop-up science centre

Our Science Centre Inspirers will be bringing some science wow to the festival. Sit back and experience an explosive science show in the school hall. Get hands-on with interactive workshops. And explore a pop-up version of some of our exciting interactive exhibits.

Home educators

Bring STEM to life alongside other Island primary school students. The festival is for children aged 9 and 10. Unfortunately younger siblings will have to wait until they are 9 or 10 years old to join in the fun. Space at the festival is limited. Tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. We will be back in touch in April to confirm your booking.


Travel costs can sometimes affect whether or not you can attend. Just let us know if you need support with transport costs when you register. There is a limited budget for for this so applications will be reviewed once all requests are in. 


We want to continue to improve the festival year on year. To do this we will be asking for student feedback. We hope you will help us with this. 


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