Get a digital badge when you take part in British Science Week!


Our new British Science Week (BSW2016) Digital Badges are now LIVE on

Digital badges are a fresh way to encourage and recognise students’ achievements, and we are really excited to be piloting them this year. Varying levels of participation in British Science Week are recognised, from participating/watching a demo or show, to doing multiple activities or challenges and we even have a special ‘arts collaborator’ badge to celebrate cross-curricular work.

Students can be registered and receive badges for free. They can then progress through the levels or find other free badges on the site, which can encourage deeper learning. has been set up as a safe online space for students to do open badges, so educators can feel confident in using the badges, and we are really pleased to be working with them.

Below is a step by step guide to registering students and getting badges. Do pass on this news to anyone you think might be interested:

Recognise your pupils’ engagement in British Science Week with the BSW16 Digital Badge

Step 1: Register on Makewaves at

Step 2: An optional 15 min training call can be booked via

Step 3: Your pupils join your school’s Makewaves site to safely earn the British Science Week badge

Full step-by-step information to getting started:

Joining Makewaves

If you are not already a member of Makewaves – the safe social platform for schools to earn digital badges and share content in a moderated environment – then you can register for your free account by filling out this short form here

Already a member?

If you are already registered on Makewaves but have forgotten your login details, you can reset your password at

Booking your free training call

If you’re registering for the first time, will contact you to organise an optional 15 minute training call that can happen over telephone, Google Hangout or Skype.

The training will cover the basics of registering your students, sharing the British Science Week badges and posting content to Makewaves.

This is completely optional and is not mandatory in order to use the site. If you do want to book a session you can contact them at or 0113 246 9989

Accessing the British Science Week badge site

You can find the BSW space on Makewaves at

There will be links to free resources and all the badges on the right hand side of this page.