Second Call to register for Inspirations 2017


Inspirations 2017– The BIGGEST Celebration of STEM in Education

Inspirations is a great FREE annual event dedicated to getting young people aged 7-19 excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) as well as innovation and enterprise. We are inviting you to join us at this major event.

What can we expect?

There’s something for everyone! We have science and engineering hands-on activities all delivered by leading businesses, universities and others.  This year we are engaging with more local employers who will talk about STEM careers as well as showing young people how STEM is relevant in the workplace.

Last year we teamed up with local employers and organisations including Drax Power, Doosan, Dale Power Solutions, FERA, Nestlé, RAF, Army, Navy, York Potash Project, The York Merchant Adventurers and the Rotary Club of York Vikings as well as our education partners Askham Bryan College, University of York, York St John University, York College and many more…. This year we aim to make the event BIGGER and BETTER!

At the core of this event is a real celebration of achievement – we put young people at the heart of this event, displaying their ideas, whether STEM or Enterprise projects and prototypes created within education or outside to our expert judges recruited from business.  Last year over 100 projects were showcased and over 50 awards were presented to students at the event by our judges all sponsored by businesses and partner organisations.  Schools are invited to enter their student’s project work –  Why not have a look at some of last year’s

The event will also house STEM and Enterprise Challenges that have run in school over this academic year including two brand new challenges, The Drax School’s Challenge (aimed at 11-19 year olds) and Roots to Roof, funded by CITB (aimed at 5-11 year olds) and the ever popular Solar Boat Challenge is back, if your school would like to enter any of the brand new challenges please email and we will send you further information.

To Enter Solar Boats please see attached further information and complete and return the reply slip.

FREE Solar Boat Kits will be available to you in early April.


Please note all kits will be issued on a first come basis and teams will be expected to attend the final on the 29th June 2017


When and where is it?

29th June 2017, 10:00 – 14:30, Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, York.

How can we be involved?

Schools and colleges are invited to attend the event as:

  • a visiting school and take part in the on the day activities/careers
  • bring along and showcase students STEM/Enterprise work, either their portfolio work that has been produced as part of GCSE or A Level coursework, STEM clubs, CREST, out of school or hobbies – any students who have a business idea or prototype will benefit from taking part in Inspirations 2016 – this year we have a Young Entrepreneur Award!
  • Enter any of the brand new and complete the Solar Boat Challenge (information attached)

How do we sign up?

To register your interest in attending this FREE event

  • as a visiting school, please send us an email with the number of students and Year group you wish to bring
  • to display project work please complete the attached reply slip
  • to take part in the Solar Boat Challenge please complete the reply slip attached
  • to showcase any of your students work created through STEM or enterprise please email us the details

Solar Boats Challenge 2017

Solar Boat Challenge Reply Slip 2017

Inspirations application form

We do hope that you can JOIN us at this FREE event. If you would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact Yvonne Emerson or Claire Healy on 01904 567616 or email