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Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC)

We create and sustain links between primary school science and industry’s people and practices.


Here at CIEC, we aim to promote excellence in primary science teaching and learning, increase children's and teachers' awareness of STEM careers and industries, and raise children's science capital.

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+44 (0)1904 322 523
University of York, York, Y010 5DD

Celebrating 25 years of Children Challenging Industry

This flagship programme has been delivered in various English regions since 1996. Combining tailored training for industry partners and primary school staff with fully resourced problem-solving classroom activities and interactive site visits to industry the programme has been robustly evaluated for 25 years.

Find out more about Children Challenging Industry.

How we support industry

We highlight STEM opportunities for young people by building visible links between science education and its application in industry and related careers. Our expertise helps you to increase and sustain the number of local children considering a future within your industry.

CIEC offers science industries a range of tailored approaches to work with schools, supporting your CSR and community outreach goals.

Inspire the next generation

How we support schools

We provide free downloadable science publications and interactive websites that support the teaching of the UK's science curricula for 4-12 year olds.

We also offer training and CPD on the teaching and learning of science, and on increasing children’s science capital.

Teach through our expertise

Upcoming events

Bookings are now open for our Children Challenging Industry (CCI) programme in the following regions for 2021-22. Please click on the appropriate link to book your school place in your required region below:

Find out further information about CCI.

If you have any further questions regarding mini CCI, please do not hesitate to get in touch:

Nicky Waller,
Primary Science Advisory Teacher (North East),

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