News Update

  1. Through the Science Window dates
  2. Great Science Share for Schools 2018
  3. Learning to be an Engineer - report on using 'tinkering' to engage learners
  4. Making a Difference Awards -  WINNER 2016 and 2017
  5. Explorify
  6. Terrific Scientific - BBC Learning Campaign
  7. Primary Science International Education Conference 2019
  8. Smart Pickings - get your copy!

                            We're delighted! 


SEERIH 3rd Annual Primary Science Conference - Let's get Physic-al.

This was a great success and we very much look forward to seeing you at the 2019 conference in 2019! If you were there, see if you can spot yourself here on Flickr:

SEERIH Menu of Opportunities - CPD for 'you'! What's your choice?

If you're interested in becoming part of the SEERIH community and actively engaging in regular professional learning, let us know what you're interested in!


Greater Manchester Engineering Challenge is back!

Following the success of GMEC 2018 we will be recuiting schools for the new 2019 challenge! Sponsored by the Institution for Engineering and Technology we're interested to know if you'd like to be involved. Involving teacher CPD and pupil activity days and STEM challenges. Applicable for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3. Visit this site to find out more about the challenges undertaken last academic year


Primary Science International Conference 2019!

6-8th June 2019, Edinburgh

The Primary Science Teaching Trust is determined that there should be no barriers to every child receiving an outstanding education in primary science, and we are committed to our vision that teachers are the key to making this happen.

Through crossing boundaries between the classroom and academia, between policy and practice, and between one nation and another, our conference in 2019 will continue to break down the barriers and empower educators to develop excellence in primary science.

Register your interest for our conferences, which exemplify the best in primary science from around the world and include: 

  • Inspirational speakers.
  • Practical ideas to take back to the classroom
  • World-class CPD opportunities
  • Networking and practice sharing





Great Science Share for Schools

GREAT SCIENCE SHARE FOR SCHOOLS involved over 37,000 young people on 19th June 2018. Pupils from across the UK shared their scientific questions and investigations with new audiences. With 31 satellite events, and the Manchester flagship event... and over 250 school-based events showcased children's learning. We even had our first international satellite happening in Jeju in Korea!

This fastest growing national campaign for science and engineering education will next take place on Tuesday 18th June 2019 and you can get involved. For all the up to date information, guidance and free resources visit Follow us on Twitter and Facebook at #GreatSciShare and follow us on @GreatSciShare

We are proud to have been awarded the:

2018 Charity of the Year Award by Chemicals North West

2018 Chemical Industries Reputation Award

2017 Making a Difference Award for Social Responsibility

2016 Making a Difference Award for Social Responsibility


Learning to be an Engineer - report co-authored for The Royal Academy of Engineering

Learning to be an Engineer - A report by the Royal Academy of Engineering

The Tinker Tailor Robot Pi project, which has encouraged primary and secondary teachers to interpret what it means for pupils to learn through ‘tinkering’ has led to real strides being made to bring together science, computing and design technology lessons, and to promote a desire for engineering in mainstream classrooms. Incorporating the Manchester Robot Orchestra, a citizen science project, teachers from the project co-created the lesson experiences, with the stimulus of engineers so that pupils developed Engineering Habits of Mind, highlighted the new education report.  

Experts featured in the report, entitled ‘Learning to be an engineer’, call for more “tinkering” and "playful experimentation" as a means to encourage more young people to think like engineers and to consider this exciting field for their future careers.

The findings have been co-authored by Dr Lynne Bianchi, Director of Science and Engineering Education and Research Innovation Hub (SEERIH) and Dr Jon Chippindall, SEERIH Engineering Champion at The University of Manchester.

You can read the report here

We are delighted to have been further supported by the RAEng to develop 'Progressing to be an Engineer' - an innovative project that will take place during the academic year of 2018-2019. If you are interested to be involved get in touch by emailing us at

Smart Pickings - order your copy now

SMART PICKINGS - interested in child-led learning in science, then this could be the book for you!

Smart Pickings - a new children's science book offers chance for every child to develop their own investigation, however old they are! An accessible way to talk with children about the wonders they have about the world and how to develop their own scientific ideas.

Dr Lynne Bianchi's new book 'Smart Pickings' is now available from Millgate House Publishers or via Amazon.

Visit: to order your copy.

The Wellcome Trust's Explorify Campaign


Explorify is changing the way science is being taught in schools. Brought to you by The Wellcome Trust, this free resource is full of engaging, creative science activities for primary school learning. It has been designed to stimulate curiosity, discussion and debate. From video to hands-on activities, it’s easy to get Explorifying!

Sign up to access a selection of activities, hand-picked for teachers and classes new to Explorify – including great content from our friends at the BBC, Science Museum, and Natural History Museum.

Teachers have found the best way to get started and see progression in your class is to do two or three activities per week. As you progress, you’ll unlock more activities to try with your class. Once you’ve done 10, you’ll be able to access 100+ high quality activities free of charge, and continue to enhance your curriculum teaching.



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