Headteacher Magazine, guide to services and products for UK Schools
by Caroline Offord from the RSPB
Do you remember the feel of sand in your toes, the darkness of a cave as you looked for bears or the thrill of climbing your first tree?
To many people it would seem obvious that having access to play, learning outdoors and exploring the world around you is an essential part of childhood.
Launching Friday 5 to Sunday 7 October, KidZania London – the indoor city run by kids at Westfield London, Shepherd’s Bush – will be hosting an action-packed STEAM Week, inspiring kids to develop their skills across science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
They’ve been a staple of the classroom for generations now but Casio calculators are far from stuck in the past. Here, Gerard Dummett, UK Education Manager at Casio, explains to QA Eduction editor Victoria Galligan how Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is helping Casio to bring education into the 21st Century…
• Tell us about Casio products in the classroom – what are your biggest sellers? How do your products enhance learning?
Dan Sullivan, founder of Empiribox – a whole-school solution that makes it easy for primary schools to deliver thought-provoking science in their classrooms – shares his thoughts on why practical science should remain strongly within the primary national curriculum…
The Pearly White Club created the UK’s first bamboo toothbrush subscription service to address the 300 plastic toothbrushes we will each throw away on average over our lifetime. Here, founders Jenny and Dave Hutchings discuss the motivation behind getting their new product on the market….
How and when did the company begin trading?
During SATs week, GCSEs exam period and Mental Health Awareness Week, we take a look at whether parents could pass a GCSE in science.
Parents often say "exams were harder in my day", but do they really appreciate how hard GCSEs are? And could they do better than their children? When it comes to GCSE science, it looks like the answer is a resounding no! When online learning company Tassomai asked parents to put their science knowledge to the test, they didn’t compare to their children who scored significantly higher marks.
According to a recent report published by Sir John Holman, president of the Royal Society for Chemistry, high-stake exams are preventing schools from carrying out enough practical science activities. Many have responded by highlighting the importance of practical lessons, however, perhaps we need to take it further.
A free scheme which allows UK schoolchildren to hold a piece of outer space in their hands has undergone a major revamp and now offers exciting new teaching resources and new meteorite samples.
“Pupils at Broadford Primary School
Fifty lucky primary schools will get a spectacular science lesson delivered to their pupils absolutely free by Empiribox – creators of the only complete science solution for KS1 and KS2 that makes it easy for teachers to deliver captivating lessons designed to thrill, engage and firmly embed a love of science in their class.
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