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Lego League Challenge: Year 8 Girls

FIRST LEGO League Challenge is a global competition that develops key skills for future careers, including coding, design and research.  

The competition is open to all young people aged 9-16, participating either in or out of school.  Further information is available on the UK's FIRST LEGO League Challenge webpage

In addition, year 8 girls and non-binary students are invited to join a cross-York team, which will be supported by the University of York.  

Find out more and get involved

Year 10/11 STEM Work Experience

Explore the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and experience studying at a university. Be inspired by fascinating research, speak with current students, and get a closer look at our teaching laboratories.

The course is for one week from 24-28 June 2024. You must be able to attend for all five days and will need to travel from home to and from the University every day (it's not a residential programme).

Applications are now closed for the 2024 programme.


Online Nuclear Physics Masterclass: GCSE (or equivalent)

Join leading experts from around the world to explore cutting-edge research in nuclear physics. Explore topics from radiation, to fusion and medical physics.

This four-week programme is suitable for students studying Physics at GCSE or equivalent (as part of combined science or as a single science). Each week includes three to five hours of content, with live webinars and an online question forum.

Find out more and register

Nuclear Physics Loan Kit: Teachers

Borrow a set of practical equipment with accompanying resources for teaching GCSE (or equivalent) nuclear physics. Includes Lego to build the first section of the nuclide chart, as well as a detector, Geiger counter, cloud chamber, and dice for modelling radioactive decay.  

Email to book a loan kit or for more information.

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An inflatable planetarium, the Cosmodome provides spectacular views of the Cosmos and a truly immersive, interactive experience. Learn how to find and identify different constellations in the night sky; fly through the Solar System; find out about the search for life on other planets, including exoplanets; and discover space missions and telescopes.  

Suitable for all ages.

There is a charge of £250 per day, plus expenses for this activity. 

If you would like to make further enquiries about booking the Cosmodome, please contact us at: