Visit Make the Future Live

We’re inviting schools to join us with their Year 5-9 students on Thursday 25 or Friday 26 May, 2017. Students will have the opportunity to explore how people use and create energy in everyday life.

Highlights include:

  • Hands-on activities, in our dedicated Maker Zone
  • Interactive science shows from leading education entertainers
  • Engaging careers experiences with scientists and engineers
  • Interactive exhibits exploring what the future of energy could look like

Schools can also watch teams battle it out in the world famous Shell Eco-marathon student mileage competition, which challenges more than 180 teams from across Europe and Africa to design, build and drive the world’s most fuel-efficient vehicles. Visitors in 2016 said visiting the paddocks was a real highlight; as schools have the chance to see hundreds of inspiring university students make the final tweaks to their cars.

As part of the festival’s educational experience for schools, you’ll receive a digital Welcome Pack, helping you to plan your visit in advance. The pack features an interactive festival map, complete with curriculum-linked mini quizzes and content, videos and teachers notes, to introduce your students to the festival and prepare them to put their STEM learning into action on the day.

Download the Welcome Pack today

KS2 welcome pack

KS3 welcome pack 

All tickets have now been allocated and school registration is closed – however, you can still be added to our waiting list by sending an email to

Already registered? Get inspired!

Check out this short video and get a snapshot of the action from 2016’s festival. 

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