Our UK Education programme was founded in 1968 with a clear aim: to inspire young people. This founding principle continues to encourage and energise every generation; helping them gain a better understanding of business leadership, the energy industry and the environment.
BP Educational Service (BPES)
The BP Educational Service (BPES) is a key part of our Education Programme. We provide inspiring and engaging resources to support the teaching of science, technology, engineering and maths. We bring to life the topics that young people learn in the classroom by providing real world examples, challenges and information using videos, interactive activities, worksheets and much more.
The resources are developed with the help of teachers and educational specialists and are free for teachers and parents of 4-19 year olds. They are curriculum linked and reflect our focus on energy, environment, leadership and business skills within the key curriculum areas of:
- Citizenship and PSHE/PSE/PSD
- Business Studies
- Design and Technology
BPES also provides a dedicated, fast and friendly response service for students, teachers and parents.
BP supports schools throughout the UK through our Schools Link programme, linking with local schools, mentoring pupils, enabling employees to act as school governors and providing work experience placements.
BP is a founder partner in Project ENTHUSE, a joint initiative with the Government and The Wellcome Trust to deliver continuing professional development for science teachers in maintained schools.
Our Enterprising Science initiative was launched in 2007 and is designed to inspire learning and teaching within the STEM subjects in secondary schools. Together with Science Museum and King’s College London, we are working closely with young people, their families, their teachers and museum educators to develop new tools and techniques to engage more young people with science.
This will enable teachers and museum educators to understand how to inspire, engage and support many more young people in their science education.
One of our most significant partnerships is with the Science Museum, which has been running since 2003. Our support led to the creation of the award-winning 'Energy - Fuelling the Future' gallery and website, designed to help young people understand how energy affects their lives.
We have been supporting the Talk Science programme since 2007 - an inspirational training course for secondary science teachers, created and delivered by the Science Museum. Delivered across the UK, the programme shares innovative tools and techniques to engage and inspire discussion in the classroom around contemporary science.
Engineering Development Trust
BP works closely with the Engineering Development Trust on their Go4SET programme and Engineering Education Scheme. They provide 13-19 year olds with experience and inspire them to further explore science. We were also the founding sponsor of the Engineering Development Trust Scotland.
BP is proud to support the British Science Association's CREST (CREativity in Science and Technology) awards, the leading UK science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) award scheme for young people. The awards support young people aged 11-19 as they explore the real nature of STEM through exciting and innovative investigative learning projects.
Royal Academy of Engineering and the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering
BP works alongside The Royal Academy of Engineering to develop new generations of engineering talent and we are delighted to be a founding supporter of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. This new global award celebrates truly outstanding advances that have created a significant benefit to humanity.
Support from BP has allowed The Royal Academy of Engineering to launch the Engineering Further Education programme, which supports teaching and learning in further education colleges. A new e-mentoring programme called 'Bright Links Engineering' has also been developed, which links students with practising engineers from industry. Contextualised maths resources to support teaching and learning have also been developed for this programme by the Mathematics in Education and Industry organisation.