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Imperial and Tigtag launch new resource to boost primary science



Reach Out Reporter explores a wide range of science-based stories each week

Imperial and primary science resource Tigtag have launched a new online resource to help teachers bring topical science into their classrooms

Reach Out Reporter offers films and other primary learning resources themed around the latest science news and issues. 


Reach Out Reporter features animal profiles

It aims to help primary school children understand how science relates to the world around them and support teachers to incorporate science into their everyday teaching and learning. 

Exploring a wide range of science-based stories each week – from hurricane-chasing meteorologists to how space litter is affecting life on earth – the resource can also be used by parents and children outside of the classroom as a tool for home learning

It also provides fun facts, answers to some of science's most curious questions, and animal profiles to introduce students and teachers to some of the most extraordinary creatures on the planet. 

Love of discovery

Professor Maggie Dallman, Associate Provost (Academic Partnerships), at Imperial College London said: "At Imperial we’re committed to sharing the wonder of our work. That means inspiring a passion for science across all age groups. 

"Young children are naturally curious about the world around them. We need to harness that and encourage a passion for science from a young age. Through Reach Out Reporter, we’re proud to be partnering with teachers to bring the latest science into their classrooms. Beyond the classroom, Reach Out Reporter is also free and open to everyone across the UK: parents, young people, and everyone who shares that love of discovery.” 

ChildrenCatherine Cahn, CEO at Twig, Tigtag's parent company, said: "We are proud to announce the launch of Reach Out Reporter and thrilled to be delivering this engaging and timely resource to primary school teachers each week. Through our knowledge and experience of producing our award-winning primary school resource, Tigtag, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to producing classroom materials that make primary teachers' lives a little easier. We know that science is crucial to our way of life and for the future of the next generation. This service will help students understand just how important it is.” 

Reach Out Reporter is available free of charge to anyone in the UK through the generosity of The Goldsmiths’ Company.

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood, Education Committee Chairman of the Goldsmiths' Company Charity said: “We are delighted to be supporting an original initiative to provide cutting-edge science resources into the hands of teachers and students across the country, for free”.

Sharing the wonder

Imperial College London and Twig World Ltd. have created Reach Out Reporter as part of their pioneering partnership to share the wonder of science with primary school children across the UK through a range of innovative digital resources. 

Reach Out Reporter builds on the success of Reach Out CPD, a free online continuing professional development resource, launched in October 2014, which helps teachers deliver inspiring and engaging primary science lessons with confidence. Reach Out CPD is now used by over 13,000 teachers from more than 7,000 schools across the UK. 


Deborah Evanson

Deborah Evanson
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