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Working with Schools

We offer many programmes and activities for both primary and secondary school pupils and their teachers, from undergraduate student placements to our annual Schools' Science Festival.


A talk at a primary school

Science into Schools

Science into Schools is a series of Modules offered across the Faculty to third year undergraduates. A primary aim of the module is to develop key skills in the student and to offer an early taste of teaching science to those interested in pursuing it as a career or for other career pathways.

Science into Schools
Secondary school pupils attending the Durham Schools' Science Festival

Durham Schools' Science Festival

The annual Durham University Schools' Science Festival aims to stimulate interest and encourage wider participation in science, and to support the next generation of scientists from the local area. The Festival targets audience of Year 9 and Year 10 school students.

Schools' Science Festival
Teachers exploring electricity circuits

Teacher Support and Continuing Professional Development

Our close partnerships with teachers enables us to create original and relevant teaching resources and use this material in workshops as part of Continuing Professional Development courses and training support sessions for teachers

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World premier of the Primary University movie

Primary University

Co-created short films about university by and for primary school pupils.

Primary University