Colin Louden receiving an ENTHUSE Celebration Award

Meet the winners of 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Colin Louden

Colin Louden is Head of Science at Lisneal College, Londonderry, Northern Ireland and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Secondary. We asked him about his experience of winning the award and what it meant to him, the school and the pupils.

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Amanda Watts, winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Technicians

Meet the winners of 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Amanda Watts

Amanda Watts is Director of Science Support at Aldridge School, Walsall, West Midlands and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Technicians. She tells us about her career, the experience of winning the award and what it meant for her personally, the school and the pupils.

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Thinking Science: provoking thought and generating discussion

Thinking Science is a stimulating set of philosophical questions that provoke critical thought about physics, chemistry, biology and working scientifically.

Below is an example of the kind of question created by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bristol, where I first came across Thinking...

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Enter The Great Bug Hunt Competition

Get your pupils outside and learning about living things and their habitats with The Great Bug Hunt Competition. Simply identify a local habitat, get your pupils to explore and discover the mini beasts (bugs) that live there, draw them and record their findings – it’s that easy!“The Great Bug Hunt competition is a fun and fascinating way to...

Win £1,000 for your school or college with the Rolls-Royce Science Prize!

Celebrating ten years, the Rolls-Royce Science Prize offers teachers the opportunity to implement innovative teaching ideas in science and mathematics into their school or college.All you need is to supply an action plan for the ideas you think would be most beneficial for your school or college.Your plan needs to detail a teaching idea or project...

Special offer for our latest online CPD activity

 Teaching the new science curriculum: physics - we’ve teamed up with the people at TES to bring you the latest practices on teaching physics at key stage 4 for non-specialists and newly qualified teachers.Covering the main areas of physics such as energy and radiation, our own Adam Little (Professional development leader for physics)...

BP investigate the STEM skills gap with a new research and development project

BP have partnered with the Science Museum and King’s College London in a five year research and development project called Enterprising Science. Enterprising Science researched why there is a skills gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and what can be done to close it. The research coined a new term: science capital. Science...

Pioneering female scientist to appear on Scottish bank note

Scientist Mary Somerville has been announced as the next face to appear on the Scottish £10 note. She was shortlisted along with Thomas Telford and James Clerk Maxwell to appear on the new polymer bank note in Scotland. The final decision was made via a vote on Facebook, with the public deciding which of the three would appear on the new style of...

News from the Royal Society of Biology

 The Royal Society of ​Biology have a number of exciting events and activities taking place in the upcoming months. Biology challengeThe Royal Society of Biology’s Biology Challenge competition is taking place online from Monday 7 March to Tuesday 22 March. This competition is suitable for Year 9 and 10 students and registration is...

When is British Science Week 2016?

11-20 March 2016Get involved with this year’s British Science Week this March! Organised by the British Science Association, this ten day programme of events celebrates science, engineering, technology and mathematics. British Science Week is designed to inspire all ages, and this year has a special space focus.With a huge range of events, there...

Hands-on STEM projects increase GCSE science results

This week, the British Science Association (BSA) have published a report revealing that GCSE students achieve half a grade higher on their best science result when they have taken a CREST Silver Award.CREST Awards are hands-on, practical projects that can be undertaken by 11-19 year olds. These allow students to explore STEM (science, technology,...

School awarded gold mark for its science teaching

County Upper School in Bury St Edmunds is one of two schools to receive a gold mark for its science teaching. This comes as a result of the new quality standard, Science Mark.Science Mark recognises good, excellent and outstanding practice in secondary science departments across the UK.This school was one of the 13 who were asked to pilot the new...

The 2016 IOP Awards nominations are now open

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is seeking nominations for the 2016 awards. Your help is needed to nominate the most outstanding individuals in their respective fields of physics.The awards recognise and reward outstanding achievements in industry, business and research as well as contributions made to outreach and education.The most relevant...

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