North Star is returning to Gulliver's Valley Theme Park Resort in Rotherham on 23rd November 2022!

Created by Professor Brian Cox CBE and Lord Andrew Mawson OBE in 2012, the amazing Science Summer School programme aims to make Britain the best place to do science, by inspiring the UK’s next generation of young scientists, engineers and inventors.

North Star is South Yorkshire’s part of this fantastic Science School initiative.

North Star Science School is an amazing one-day live event for school children in years 8 and 9. The vision is to combine science with curiosity and play to stimulate and inspire the next generation to consider the fascinating range of careers in STEAM subjects.

We do this by showcasing the cutting edge of science and engineering, and promoting innovation and opportunity in the South Yorkshire Region. So far, North star events have reached over 2,500 young people from across South Yorkshire.


We are delighted to invite schools to take part in North Star 2022. At our 2021 event, we hosted 600 students who participated in exciting workshops and listened to innovative speakers all themed around STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics).

This year, we are returning for North Star 2022 with a bigger and better programme. On the day, students will be given the chance to listen to an exciting virtual welcome from Professor Brian Cox and Lord Andrew Mawson, followed by a series of 30 minute workshops and speaker slots. On the day, each school will be given their own individual programme and will move around every 30 minutes experiencing either a different hands-on workshop or listening to a few speakers in the main hall.


Check our our Sponsors & Supporters page for full details of the organisations involved in supporting this years event.

North Star 2022 is only possible thanks to our incredible sponsors and supporting businesses.

John Barber, CEO of The Work-wise Foundation explains: “We had a fantastic level of support from businesses that helped to make the North Star Science School 2021 event in South Yorkshire such a great success. We are now looking for businesses to sponsor this year’s event, which is a great opportunity for South Yorkshire companies to engage with young people and help influence their career choices for the future.”

Businesses interested in becoming sponsors for the North Star Science School event should contact The Work-wise Foundation at