Launching a new partnership – one year on

Launching a new partnership – one year on

One year ago, six schools and a university in East Kent agreed to do together what we could not do alone.  A year into the partnership and over thirty events later, what have we learned? This article has grown from a talk we gave twice to gratifyingly large audiences at the Schools Together Group conference in York in May 2018.  We were pleasantly surprised that so many schools were interested to see what can be achieved in a year and are delighted to share our experiences if it helps others considering doing something similar. East Kent...
Encouraging science research projects at school

Encouraging science research projects at school

John Holman (RSC, Wellcome Trust, University of York) ran a session at the ASE meeting in January 2016 on attitudes to practical science at schools around the world.  This was my response to a call for reflections in July following the meeting. “Thank you for your email and the attached report. John and I have met since the ASE meeting in January to discuss the role of Young Scientists Journal in encouraging and inspiring school students to engage in science projects with publication as a motivating end-point. I would like to contribute...