Some of the people we work with
Explorify has been created by Wellcome with the help of teachers, pupils and a number of educational and science experts and institutions.
Wellcome is proud to be partnering with the BBC Terrific Scientific campaign as a complementary initiative to Explorify. Terrific Scientific is a major 18-month UK-wide campaign to bring practical science into the classroom and into our homes. Instead of lab coats and test tubes, the campaign will urge pupils, teachers and parents across the UK to grab lemons, leaves, tap water and other everyday items to join in with exciting and accessible mass-participation investigations. Aimed at upper primary school level, Terrific Scientific will help deliver the objectives of the science curricula for 9-to-11-year-olds across the UK.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is the largest multidisciplinary professional engineering institution in the world. Engineers and scientists tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems – from dealing with cyber-security and maintaining clean water and energy supplies to finding sustainable ways to grow food, build houses and travel. The UK currently does not have enough people to fulfil these roles as designers, creators and problem solvers, which is why the IET is supporting Explorify. Their hope is that this project will help to keep young people’s options open, enabling them to gain access to hundreds of different careers in the future, and go some way towards decreasing the educational and skills gap in STEM professions.
We have also been consulting and working with the following partners to make Explorify as effective, relevant and well connected with expertise and resources as we can.
- Association for Science Education
- British Science Association
- Institute of Physics
- National STEM Learning Centre
- Primary Science Teaching Trust
- Primary Science Quality Mark
- Royal Astronomical Society
- Royal Society
- Royal Society of Biology
- Royal Society of Chemistry
- Scottish Schools Education Research Centre