Cool For School Competition

What is the Cool for School competition?


Refrigeration science and principles make a massive contribution to our world today - but most people never notice it! This competition is designed to challenge students to explore the science, technology, engineering and mathematical principles that underlie refrigeration processes, and come up with a simple experiment or presentation to demonstrate one of these.

Send in your video along with completed submission and entry forms and you could be in with a chance to win a fantastic range of science kit prizes for your school packed with equipment, books and ideas to make science lessons cool!

  • 1st Prize – £2000 value 
  • Two runner up prizes - £1000 value 
  • And a “Most innovative video” category winner - £1000 value

All entries will get a Certificate of Merit to recognise their work and highlight the skills and Gatsby Benchmarks that were involved.


How to enter
  • Get yourself into a team of three (11-14yr olds).
  • Video your presentation or experiment – maximum 5 minutes long.
  • Complete the application form highlighting why you chose your topic, what you learnt and how you worked together in your team.
  • Get your school or science club to agree to sign your entry form.
  • Return the form with a link to your video to us by 1st December 2019.
Competition Rules

Cool for School introduction and example video




More ideas for cool science experiments

Need some inspiration? Come up with an idea that demonstrates a refrigeration related scientific principle. There are lots of things to choose from - this website is full of information to help you explore! See the links on the right for examples of fun science videos.  You have to explain the science behind what you are doing, what research you did, the skills you have learned as well as showing the results. 



Cooling Science Homepage

Careers in refrigeration