One answer is youth workers. They are developing and delivering inspiring science activities through Curiosity, our scheme with BBC Children in Need.
Hilary Leevers, Head of Education and Learning, explains why it’s so important for children across the UK to experience great science teaching at primary school, and how Explorify, our new free online resource, can help.
Wellcome, the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are supporting five major projects to understand the differences that informal science learning activities can make to children and young people’s enjoyment and understanding of science.
Hilary Leevers, Head of Education and Learning, says our education system needs to increase hands-on, experimental work in science subjects to inspire young people and meet their skills needs.
Today students across England, Wales and Northern Ireland have received their GCSE examination results. Wellcome would like to congratulate all the students receiving science, maths and computing GCSEs – and the teachers who have inspired them.
Students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland received their A-level results today. They show a small increase in the number of pupils taking biology as a percentage of all entries this year, but a continuing downward trend in the number of physics entries.