North Star Event

Creating an exciting future narrative for South Yorkshire, promoting and celebrating innovation across the region.

NORTH STAR will return in 2021…

An all-day event is coming this winter to Gulliver’s Valley for circa 400 Year 8/9 Students from Sheffield City Region to Inspire young people about Science, Technology and Engineering.

A workshop focused day with the opportunity for young people to see and learn from inspirational speakers and experts in their field of Science, Technology and Engineering.

Up to 10 Workshop sessions to choose from including a keynote address for all from Professor Brian Cox.

A number of the interactive workshop sessions at the event will be co-created by Schools and Young People working with leading employers on a collaborative project throughout the year in the build up to the event (an all year round opportunity for schools). Those involved in 2020 included McLaren, Rolls Royce, Ibstock Brick and the UK Atomic Energy Authority.

At the end of the day students will be joined by parents/families to share in the learning experience.



In December 2020, we welcomed over 2,000 students from Rotherham, Sheffield and beyond to our first ever North Star Science School. The programme inspired them through a blended live and digital programme showcasing the cutting edge of science and engineering and exposing them to the fascinating range of opportunities which a career in STEAM can offer.

Throughout the event week, young people were immersed in a varied programme which included inspirational talks from leading scientists and engineers and engaging in interactive and creative events delivered by our partners.

Professor Brian Cox CBE joined us for the launch day, giving his own keynote lecture on ‘Space, Time and Black Holes’ before answering questions submitted by the students taking part.

Professor Cox and all of us at the North Star Team can’t wait for our next event in 2021.

The People’s Picture


‘North Star: a People’s Picture’ is an interactive artwork which brought people together to celebrate a love of science and the great minds who have charted a course through innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.

The final piece was revealed at the North Star event in December 2020 and also contains links to additional learning resources from the live event.

The People’s Picture is a photography and design studio from British artist Helen Marshall. Every artwork is made up of thousands of photos yet every single one tells a story. As an artist-led studio practice we create innovative photo mosaic artworks and installations at the leading edge of design and technology.

Pictures are powerful. People connect with pictures. People share their memories, dreams and celebrate through pictures. We are experts in visual storytelling, digital photo mosaics and bringing communities together.



The People's Picture


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