Griffin Science Symposium
The annual Science Symposium, is integral to the Trust’s Wide Horizon strategy.
How does the festival manifest itself in school?
Every year the GSS takes the Trust theme and considers the big science questions associated with them – Utopia; Protest; Green Planet – Protecting our World; Celebration – a Festival of Science and Reimagining Community.
Linking with British Science Week, the Royal Institute and universities, students design their own experiments, hypothesise and work with STEM experts in their field, culminating in a one day Science Symposium – link to brochures and photos.
Students have the opportunity to put their questions to scientists, both in the UK and internationally, with the most exciting questions being those which currently have no answer, further sparking curiosity and inspiring exploration for our Griffin scientists of the future.
”The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existenceAlbert EinsteinTheoretical physicist
Our seventh symposium continued to develop our science ambition, ensuring pupils had the chance to engage with science in innovative and thought provoking ways.
The GST theme this year is Family, with a further GSS focus on Connections, to expand on the Trust theme and encompass the theme for British Science Week (BSW) this year. The concepts work well together on a number of science related levels. The point is to encourage curiosity and creative thinking in our young Griffin Scientists; they are, after all, our hope for the future!