Outreach for Primary Schools


Particle Physics Workshop

The Particle Physics Workshop is a half/whole day workshop for 30 maximum school students available on request. The workshop can be run at the University or in your school. If this is of interest, please contact our team for more information.

Campus Visits for Primary School Groups

We are happy to discuss a one off visit to the University of Birmingham for school groups. Visits must be arranged in advance, so that a suitable programme can be arranged and are subject to appropriate staff and venues being available. Please contact our team to discuss your requirements.

Primary School Science Fair

An annual Primary Science Fair is run in collaboration with The Ogden Trust. Local primary schools run their own school science fairs and then bring a selection to an inter-school science fair held at the university. A panel of academics then judge these based on their research, scientific thinking, analysis and conclusions. If you are interested in running a science fair in your own primary schools, here are some helpful guidance documents and resources.

The next Primary Science fair in the School of Physics and Astronomy is on Friday 7th July 2023.

Particle Physics Masterclass

University of Birmingham Masterclasses are organised centrally on a wide range of topics across the university. They are designed to stimulate enquiry and broaden knowledge of a variety of subject areas, including physics. Please visit the Masterclass webpage for more information and to register.

To stay up to date with our upcoming events we recommend that you join our teacher mailing list.

The University of Birmingham Outreach Team also offer a range of activities for primary school pupils so please visit their page to find out more.