From the website…. Science CPD Website
Why have we created Reach Out CPD?
by Professor Robert Winston
“If you’re going to single out the most important job in our society, it has to be teaching.
Whenever I stand in front of a primary school class it’s a bit terrifying because they will ask the most difficult questions about science.
It’s often harder to teach an 8 year-old than an 18 year-old, but the rewards are massive because of the enthusiasm you gain. If we want a better society, we have to invest in these younger children.
Science isn’t just for scientists
Primary science isn’t just about nurturing the scientists of the future. It’s about ensuring every child develops a natural curiosity about the world around them and starts to think analytically about situations.
Why should I eat this food or that food? Why is this product better than that? Why should I vote for this energy policy? Science is behind so many of today’s decisions, let alone tomorrow’s.
Helping teachers feel confident
Teachers are key to creating this science-literate society. They can inspire children to think more scientifically. Teacher confidence has been proven to impact children’s outcomes in science, but, naturally, most primary school teachers don’t have a science background.
That’s why we have developed Reach Out CPD – to give every primary school teacher the professional development, support and materials they need to teach science with confidence. And to make it fun!