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Children and scientists look at an image showing organs of the human body

Opinion | 18 September 2019

How do you get children from disadvantaged backgrounds engaged with science? by Mat Hickman

One answer is youth workers. They are developing and delivering inspiring science activities through Curiosity, our scheme with BBC Children in Need.

Three female students carry out science experiment involving an electric circuit

Opinion | 11 September 2019

How can we improve equity in science education? by Anita Krishnamurthi

In an increasingly STEM-dependent world, we want all young people to be able to engage with science – both inside and outside of school.

Pupil at primary school

Opinion | 19 September 2017

Explorify: a new and easy way to teach science in primary schools

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.

Carolyn Robson of the Teaching Schools Council presenting an ENTHUSE award to the technical team from George Spencer Academy

News | 26 July 2017

Acclaim for inspiring science teachers and technicians

Outstanding teachers and technicians have been celebrated for their inspirational work in STEM subjects at the 2017 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards.

Children playing with slime

News | 3 April 2017

Five major projects get Science Learning+ funding

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.

Teenage girls example a sample during a chemistry lesson

News | 7 February 2017

Hands up for hands-on practical 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.

Chloroplasts in liverwort leaf cells

News | 25 August 2016

2016 GCSE results: our reaction

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.

HIV particles budding from the surface of a T cell.

News | 18 August 2016

2016 A-level results: our reaction

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.