A week of inspiration and wonder to celebrate the best of Science, Technology, Engineering, arts and Maths (STEAM).

We want to connect our young people to inspirational people and places which will spark their imaginations and help them see the great opportunities in STEAM in the UK.

Led by Professor Brian Cox, students from across Rotherham and Sheffield will experience a world class day programme. Secondary schools can sign up to join our interactive live streamed events from their classrooms and enable students to connect to leading scientists, engineers and educators who are charting a course to a sustainable future. We hope that students will finish the week inspired for the future and confident in the opportunities for great careers stretching ahead of them.

The North Star programme promotes innovation and opportunity in the Sheffield City Region to inspire the next generation to consider careers in STEAM subjects. We back a vision for the UK to become the best place in world to practice Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths, and believe that inspired communities can chart their own path to health, wealth and happiness.


Mansfield Rd, Sheffield S26 5QW


Get in touch by calling us 07493 86 80 57, or email at

Our office address is South Yorkshire Housing Association 152 Rockingham Street, Sheffield S1 4EB.

Or you can contact us online.

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the Universe exist. Be curious.”

- Stephen Hawkins

Key Partners


Gulliver’s have been providing magic to children for over 40 years – from the fantastic fun at our theme parks and attractions, to great priced gifts and presents. A well established family business Gulliver’s is committed to working in partnership with the communities around their resorts.

 Gulliver’s Valley Resort opened in Summer 2020 offering a great selection of rides, attractions and short breaks to enjoy. Families can book a day visit or staycation in advance and look forward to a magical adventure at the UK’s newest Theme Park Resort. Get ready for giant adventures at Gulliver’s Valley Resort, South Yorkshire!


Harworth are the master developer of the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) which is home to some of the World’s biggest manufacturers including Rolls Royce, Boeing and McLaren Automotive. Technology developed at the AMP is already being utilised in leading edge projects including Formula One and commercial aircraft. Harworth continue to develop out the Advanced Manufacturing Park to promote scientific and engineering research and manufacturing alongside the residential and community development at Waverley.

Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs.

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham in South Yorkshire, England. It is a metropolitan district council, one of four in South Yorkshire and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England. 

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

Established in 1850 by Her Majesty Queen Victoria to organise the first world trade fair: The Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations. Prince Albert was appointed President and took personal charge of the whole complex operation. In just sixteen months a site was chosen in Hyde Park, the iconic Crystal Palace (the largest covered structure on earth at that time) was designed, manufactured and erected and 100,000 exhibits assembled so that the Great Exhibition opened on time on 1 May 1851. It was an enormous success, attracting more than 6 million visitors and made a substantial profit. When the Exhibition closed in October 1851, the Royal Commission was then established as a permanent body to spend the profits in realising Prince Albert’s ambition to “increase the means of industrial education and extend the influence of science and art upon productive industry.

Fast forward 170 years and The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 and the Royal Commission very generously provided a grant to support the delivery of science summer school events in Rotherham and Skelmersdale as part of a broader wrap around programme of STEM support in both towns.

Sheffield City Council

Sheffield City Council is the city council for the metropolitan borough of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England. It consists of 84 councillors, elected to represent 28 wards, each with three councillors

South Yorkshire Housing Association

Well Rotherham is an innovation project delivered by South Yorkshire Housing Association. The aim of the project is to take an asset based approach to developing communities and improving health and well-being. The project based in Waverley is aiming to draw on the opportunities provided by the new Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP), the new housing and commercial development and the planned country park to benefit the well-being of the local and wider Rotherham population.

The AMRC Training Centre

The University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre provides manufacturing companies across the Yorkshire and Humber region with apprentices of the highest standard, taught at its state-of-the-art facility in Waverley, Rotherham.

The People’s Picture

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.

UK Atomic Energy Authority

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is the UK’s national fusion laboratory with world-leading expertise in fusion science and engineering. UKAEA’s mission is to deliver sustainable fusion energy, maximising the scientific and economic impacts. We undertake scientific studies at our Culham Centre for Fusion Energy to better understand essential knowledge of fusion physics alongside engineering projects to design improvements to fusion machines. Our Remote Applications in Challenging Environments facility researches and develops new remote engineering solutions. At our Materials Research Facility, we explore which materials should be used inside fusion reactors, and how we can build the best future fusion power plants.

University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is a network of world-leading research and innovation centres working with manufacturing companies of any size from around the globe. 

We specialise in carrying out world-leading research into advanced machining, manufacturing and materials, which is of practical use to industry.

We transform industrial and economic performance by making step changes in productivity, increasing competitiveness, developing new products and processes and training new talent and skills.

Well north Enterprises

Well North Enterprises is a social business, whose goal is to unlock potential in people and place. Entrepreneurial by nature, we work alongside our clients to innovate, promote excellence and make a positive difference in the real world.

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