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Schools, colleges and educators

Essex 2020 has a vision to enthuse children, young people and adult learners about the diversity of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM), enriching lives and inspiring the designers, scientists and engineers of the future.

Through new collaborations that bridge the gap between business & industry, schools & colleges, community groups & inspiring individuals, we will create a diverse events programme that sparks curiosity, discovery and ambition amongst learners of all ages.

We are determined that more children, young people and adults should be fired up by Essex’s creative and science heritage, applying their skills and knowledge for the future of local enterprise.

Now we want to hear from you! 

If you have a STEAM-related event planned for 2020, have a great idea to celebrate STEAM achievements in your organisation, or are seeking funding to turn your STEAM idea into a reality – your first step is to complete the Expression of Interest form.

The programme is already taking shape with involvement from a host of education and learning organisations including Anglia Ruskin University, British Science Festival; Chelmsford Science & Engineering Society; Digital Skills Partnership; Firstsite, Focal Point; Harlow College; Institute of Physics; Into Games; Mercury Theatre, METAL;  Photoworks; Royal Opera House Bridge; Orchestras Live,  Signals; South Essex College; Southend High School for Girls; STEAM UK; The RSA; University of Essex Innovation Centre, Westcliff High School for Girls.



“Opportunities like the British Science Festival coming to your city don’t come around very often. Essex 2020 provides an excellent opportunity for Chelmsford to shine as the capital of Essex and celebrate our rich past and future heritage in science and innovation, in both new and creative ways.”

Marc De’ath, Cultural Partnerships Manager at Chelmsford City Council