Typically completed by 10-14 year olds, students work collaboratively on a five hour project or challenge in self-managed groups. During the project, they use a CREST Discovery passport to record and reflect on their work. Afterwards, students communicate their findings as a group presentation.
Each pack provides teaching guides, kit lists, example timetables and suggested starter activities to help you run your day. Find out more about CREST Discovery Awards.
Starter activity: Industry in Wales – timeline challenge 1760 – 1820/40 Industrial Revolution 1820 Antarctica discovered 1840s Coal mining begins in the South Wales valleys Put the cards in the right order on the timeline to discover how Welsh industry has changed over the last 200 years.
Answers: Industry in Wales – timeline challenge 1760 – 1820/40 Industrial Revolution 1804 Richard Trevithick’s steam locomotive 1820 Antarctica discovered 1839 William R. Grove invents the fuel cell 1840s Coal mining begins in the South Wales valleys 1852 Brunel’s Chepstow Bridge opened 1887 Sherlock Holmes makes his debut 1890s Cardiff becomes the busiest port in the world 1909 First million-pound cheque 1914 - 1918 First World War 1920s 271,000 working in Welsh coal mines 1926 TV invented 1939 – 1945 Second World War 1948 NHS founded 1948 Hoover opens in Merthyr Tydfil 1951 Abbey Works steelworks opens 1958 Donald Davis devises information packet switching 1969 First moon landing